Please note update on visitation, viewing, and memorial service, as follows.

Robert F. Hunter Sr., a Baptist pastor and senior statesman in racial reconciliation, has died. He was 96.

Dr. Hunter was pastor of Bible Baptist Church, Decatur, Ill. (1958–1991), and the first full-time executive director of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship Association. Later in life he helped plant Waukegan Bible Baptist Church, Waukegan, Ill., and served on Carver Bible College’s board of directors. His autobiography, Don’t Ever Give Up, was recently released by Regular Baptist Books.

Family will receive friends on Monday, Oct. 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 289 South Main St., Pataskala, Ohio.

A viewing has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Bethel Baptist Church,  7161 Beecher Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Mattox officiating.