Hunter Pate Schwertner
Hunter Pate Schwertner
  • 18 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 12, 1996
  • Date of passing: Aug 19, 2014
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. And where there is sadness, joy. St. Francis

Hunter Pate Schwertner, 18, of Floydada passed away on Aug. 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born on April 12, 1996, in Lubbock, the son of Gilbert Schwertner and Sandra Pate, both of Floydada. Hunter graduated from Floydada High School as 2014 Salutatorian. He was currently attending The University of Texas at Austin where he had completed summer courses and planned to earn a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics. Hunter was very active at Floydada High School, participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. He served as Texas State Officer for Business Professionals of America (BPA). His participation in BPA allowed him the opportunity to compete in national competitions in Orlando, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Hunter, along with three team members, were 2014 BPA National Winners in Video Production Team. Hunter also enjoyed theatre and competed in One Act Play where he received an award for All-Star Cast three years running. He was the 2014 District Champ in Tennis Mixed Doubles. Hunter was elected by his classmates 1st runner-up to Mr. FHS and Senior Class Favorite. Aside from his studies and extracurricular activities, Hunter enjoyed playing and watching tennis, collecting vinyl, and keeping up with recent events. More than anything, Hunter loved his family and friends. He made friends and touched lives everywhere he went. Hunter is survived by his parents, Gilbert Schwertner and Sandra Pate, both of Floydada; his sister and best friend, Makenzie Johnson and brother-in-law, Trent Johnson, of Houston; his maternal grandparents, Gary and Emma Pate, of Floydada; paternal grandmother, Dorine Schwertner of Lubbock, formerly of Floydada. He is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, and his many close friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, August Schwertner, of Floydada. Hunter was a member of St. Alice Catholic Church in Plainview.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tana Bates on 19th August 2015

"Thinking about this precious family.  Remembering Hunter.  Praying for God's comfort, peace."

This tribute was added by Alexandra Hemphill on 3rd November 2014

"Thinking and praying for you sweet Hunter. I'm so glad your sister became one of my most special friends and I had a chance to get to know you. I loved your sarcastic humor and our mini obsession for HBO's True Blood. I think about you and your family everyday. You will forever be in every person's heart that you touched."

This tribute was added by Tana Bates on 1st November 2014

"Always praying. Lifting up this family and standing with them. Always remembering Hunter."


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