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   Clarence William Hunsperger “Junior”, age 88, of Brandsville, Missouri passed away September 8, 2023, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Junior was born November 12, 1934, to Clarence William (SR) and Callie Mae (Sherry) Hunsperger in Howell County, Missouri.

   Junior married the love of his life Shirley Murphy in Jonesboro, Arkansas. They were just a few days short of being married sixty-seven years. During this union they had four children Clarence William III, David, Dale and Christy.

   Junior was a farmer and loved being outdoors. He loved socializing at places where there was food and with his family. He liked trivia, bird watching and watching old western shows. Junior worked hard all of his life and he never knew a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

   He is survived by his wife Shirley; three sons Clarence “Bill”, wife Vanessa of Walnut Grove, Missouri, David of Koshkonong, Missouri, and Dale, wife Robin of Koshkonong, Missouri; one daughter Christy Golay, husband Curt of Fordland, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many more family and friends.

   He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters Cassie Lancaster, Husband Courtney, Lorene Rogers, husband Elmer, and Betty Yocum, husband Jack; one brother Ralph, wife Dorothy; and one granddaughter Callie Mae Hunsperger.


  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri. Visitation will be held Tuesday September 12, 2023, from 6-8 p.m.

  Interment will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in Wayside Cemetery, Koshkonong Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.

   Due to the recent increase of Covid sickness the family has asked that everyone please wear mask for everyone safety. Thank You



  1. Patsy Brazeal
    September 11, 2023 @ 8:11 pm

    Junior was one of the “good guys”, often going out of his way to help others. I so appreciated the visits he made to Dad after Dad had a stroke. Junior had a way of cheering Dad up when he was having a bad day. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Patsy, Ernie, and LeAnn Brazeal


  2. Rosemary (Staley) Romans
    September 12, 2023 @ 11:51 am

    One of the few left of the greatest generation is now gone. Jr’s generation worked hard, loved and took care of family, friends and things. He was no exception. As children and “shirt tail” relatives we spent many hours with him and his family. Our trips to Colorado in the old school bus hold especially fond memories for me. God bless Shirley, Bill, David, Christy and their kids and grandkids always but especially in the days to come.♥️


  3. Toni Hice
    September 12, 2023 @ 1:45 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


  4. Toni Hice
    September 12, 2023 @ 1:49 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers


  5. Charles Callahan
    September 13, 2023 @ 10:41 am

    So sorry for your loss he will be truly missed


    • Steven Hickinbotham
      September 21, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

      I thought a lot of Junior. He’ll definitely be missed. So sorry for your loss.


  6. Brenda Brinkley-Cozbey
    September 21, 2023 @ 5:02 am

    So sorry to hear about Junior. May God give you peace in your time of sorrow.


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