Sydney “Ax” Hunter

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Sydney “Ax” Hunter, 63, of China Spring, passed away June 27, 2015.

Memorial Service:  Friday July 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Visitation: Thursday July 2 from 6-8 p.m. Family requests that you come as yourself in casual and comfortable clothes.

Sydney was born May 1, 1952 in Arkansas. He was enlisted as an Engineman in the US Navy also serving in Vietnam. Sydney was a jack-of-all-trades mastering any skill or job he attempted. He smoked the best ribs and brisket you’ve ever tasted and made amazing french toast. Sydney was a member of the HOT American Pool Players Association for 11 years. He was referred to as “Popeye” by his grandchildren. He considered everyone family and was always willing to help those in need. Sydney will be remembered for his giving, stubborn, determined, awry, loving nature.

Sydney was preceded in death by his father, Sydney Hunter, Sr.; step-dad, Clyde McClain; and Uncle Hess.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Sheryl Hunter; children, Sheila Hunter, Andy and Sydney Hunter, Lori Hunt and husband Tim, Angela Jenkins and husband Brad, and Heather Eads; 8 grandchildren; mother, Joyce McClain; sister, Joy Gregory and husband, Earl; brother-in-law, John Kitch; special friends, Dale and Teresa Fritz; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family would like to thank the HOT American Pool Association for all of their support during this difficult time.

Donations may be made in Sydney’s name to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Teresa Raso & Dale Fritz

    There are simply no words to describe the depth of your pain and the breadth of your loss – Chuck (Ax) was a one of a kind man and you were his one and only, one of a kind woman! Our hearts are broken at this tremendous loss. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything you know we are here for you. Love you…no shit!

  2. Bob and Donna Bishop

    We are deeply saddened by our cousin’s loss. Hard to believe this can happen , he will be missed by all that knew his big spirit!
    God Speed, Chuck

  3. Sheryl & family, We are deeply saddened for your loss.Ax was a great person in every way, may god be with the family in there time of need.

    Jerry & Sue

  4. Our sympathies are with your family in this time of need. Rely on the good Lord for strength, we’ll be there to help you in the days and months to come.

    Mark L and family

  5. Patti Barnett

    Prayers to you all..Ax will be missed ..

  6. Carol Smiley & Neal Pope

    We are so sorry for the loss of such a talented and loving man. Ax was one of a kind and we know he is already deeply missed. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the coming days, weeks, and months.

  7. Jay and Tish Gaines

    It’s hard to find the words to describe the loss of such a kind and generous friend. Ax will be dearly missed by not only us, but the entire HOT APA family.
    Sheryl and family, please accept our sincerest condolences and know that we are here with you during your greif.

  8. Bersane Family

    Prayers and condolences from our family to yours! The Peace of Christ be with you in this difficult time and always!

  9. Ax, I always knew you to be a great man, always kind words, encouragement, someone who knew how to put everyone around you a happier person… I can aspire to be such a man… Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss… I’m always available if you need anything, if only to talk R. I. P. Ax

  10. Jacky & Vickie Martin

    Sheryl ,we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of such a wonderful man . It has broken our hearts to lose such a wonderful friend . He could always make me smile even when I had nothing to smile about . We are truly blessed to have known such a funny caring warm gentleman and so sorry for your loss . If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask ..Jacky & Vickie Martin

  11. Ax, I always knew you to be a great man, always kind words, encouragement, someone who knew how to put everyone around you a happier person… I can only aspire to be such a man… Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss… I’m always available if you need anything, if only to talk R. I. P. Ax

  12. LaVeta Knudson

    Sheryl, We are all so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man! Ax always made me appreciate the little things and could always make me smile! My prayers are with you and the family that God give you the peace and comfort at this trying time! Don’t hesitate to call if we can help you in any way.

  13. Robbie and Tonya Roberson


    We loved Ax and thought a great deal of him. He was always there with a smile and a hug or to issue a much deserved hard time. We will miss him tremendously. Our love and prayers go out to you and the family during these difficult times.

    God bless Ax and all of you.

    Love Robbie and Tonya

  14. Alicia & Cleveland Parker

    Sorry sorry for yalls loss. I didn’t know Ax very long, me & my husband only seen him when we played pool but he would always have a conversation with me & my husband like we knew him for years. He always had us laughing….I’ll miss seeing him at Shooters or Clicks. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  15. Kimberly Falcone

    Heaven got another angel….. There was no one like Ax. He made u laugh when u felt like crying. I’m going to miss you so much Ax. Sheryl I’m so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. RIP from your Tinklebell

  16. Anna Marie Baugh

    Sheryl and family,my hearts goes out to you,simply no words can describe what you must be going through right now but please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Ax will be deeply missed,he always knew when I needed that good laugh or kind word;he was one of a kind and the love that you two shared after 21 years was a wonderful blessing of romance. I’ve truly been blessed to have known Ax and the laughs that he gave me when I played him in pool,I’m going to miss him.He truly touched so many hearts but please know that we ( the APA family) is here for you. May God bless,comfort and give you strength through this difficult time.


  17. Ken and Kelli Walpole

    Our thoughts and prayers are with this great man and his family. Ride with angel wings my friend. Words can’t describe how much you meant to us. He will truly be missed.

  18. The Lavallee Family

    It is with a sadden and somber heart we say goodbye. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. U have left us with treasured moments like our first meeting when u snuck up behind me to find out who “was playing the songs of our youth” when I was picking songs on the jukebox. I know ur getting that ol jukebox in heaven’s pool ready for rest us. Rest in peace Ax, we all have been blessed to know you.

  19. Jamie Watkins

    I am truly saddened by the news of Ax’s passing. I’ll never forget his jokes or the first time i played him in pool and he used his teeth for the pocket marker. He could make anyone smile and had a big heart. Oh did he pass on the secrets to his “goodies?” Sheryl my heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my prayers. Ax say hi to Calvin for me. I’ll miss you.

  20. Walt and Anne

    Sheryl and family, we are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Ax truly had a “heart of gold”! There has never been a time that he has not put a smile on our faces. He was truly a man of wit and wisdom. He will remain forever in our hearts. Please remember, we will all be reunited in the “Kingdom of God”.

    Walt and Anne

  21. I was sadden to hear of the loss of Ax. He was definitely one of a kind. Lots of Love.

  22. Janet Roberts, Mark and Branna

    Sheryl and family we are so very sad for your loss. Just know Ax was loved by many and we love you too. Since Calvin’s death I have said many times life’s just not as much fun. The exact same words apply here. Not to mention pool won’t be nearly as fun and entertaining. Ax you and Calvin ride high on your bikes. I know yall will be laughing and cutting up. And we will see you again . We will miss you. RIP Ax.

  23. Rick and Lesa Haila

    Mrs. Sheryl , Ax and urself was there for us during our tough time and its because of who Ax was that our marriage has a second chance . For that we r very grateful !!! I cant imagine the pain u must be feeling and I am truly sorry for ur familys loss. I love u Mrs. Sheryl .!! U r truly a one of a kind woman who had the love of ur life. Ax always made me smile even when I didnt want too. I never dreamed Tuesday when he introduced ur son that that would be the last time I would see him. Fly with the Angels ,Ax !!!Keep an eye on all of us !!We will truly miss u !!!

  24. Danny Yarbrough

    Sheryl, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family for your loss. Ax was one of the kindest and caring people I knew. He made me laugh when he just walked up because I knew there was about to be something bizarre and funny about to come! I knew he was my friend the first time I met him. We all will miss him very much. Even though we are deeply saddened by your and our loss, I know he is in a better place now with the Lord! May the comfort of Jesus Christ be with you until you are with him again.

    Love always, Danny

  25. Paul and pam austin

    You are in our thoughts and prayers paul and pam austin

  26. There are no words to express my sorrow to hear the loss of one of the coolest guys I’ve ever known. He was one of those rare people that gave something to everyone he touched, especially a smile. He loved you so much. I will always cherish the times we spent together. I am devastated for you loss . Your in our thoughts and prayers. Your part of the family and we’re here for you.

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