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Corey Lewis Hunter

May 22, 1981 — February 7, 2024

Hobbs, New Mexico

Corey Hunter danced through the gates of Heaven on February 7, 2024, at the age of 42. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on May 22, 1981. He was the son of Sue and JW Hunter. As a child, he loved to play army with numerous friends. He had one friend he referred to as Spider Monkey (Zack Cope) and enjoyed numerous adventures with his cousin, Shanna Green. His Lego buddy, as he called him, was Cody Chapman. He often went on trips as a child with his Uncle Lewis and Aunt Vada. Corey was greeted in Heaven by his Heavenly buddies, Josh VanDooren, and Joe Jett.

Corey married Nicole Bromley on December 17, 2005, in Hobbs, New Mexico. It was at this time he was adopted into the Bromley family by Judy and Ken. Corey and Nicole met through her dad with what started out as joke between Corey and Ken. Corey and Nicole’s relationship turned into 23 years of a beautiful life, with 18 of those as husband and wife. He and Nicole were penguins for life; he always made sure she was taken care of. Corey and Nicole had two beautiful children, Lincoln and Shelby. Corey loved his family dearly – putting his heart into helping Nicole by creating master creations for Vacation Bible School, building Halloween costumes and extravagant Valentines’ Day boxes; allowing Shelby to paint his toenails vibrant colors and going on numerous daughter – Daddy trips to Claire’s and teaching Lincoln all about cars, trucks and hotrods, and stimulating his son’s creativity for projects for Science Olympiad.  He enjoyed spending time with his family often cooking for them, traveling, and spoiling them, rarely telling them “No,” but most importantly, Corey instilled the love of Jesus in his family.   

Corey was a man of many interests. As a child, he enjoyed going to swap meets and working alongside his dad at Mr. J’s Boat Shop. Later in life, his interests included trips to the lake, attending Texas Tech football games, camping, 4 - wheelers, and old cars. Actually, he just loved cars, especially Fords – get the connection to his children’s names, Lincoln and Shelby!  He frequently scoured the parking lots just looking at cars. On Saturday afternoons, you often found him at the Toy Box helping Brom and Lincoln, tinkering with hotrods, trucks, Rangers, campers, or boats. Corey enjoyed buying, selling, and trading vehicles – often asked if he had a used car lot in his driveway. Also, Corey was a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, despite their current performance. 

You never saw Corey without his welcoming smile and compassionate heart and hat. He never met a stranger and helped those in need through prayers, assistance, and whatever way the Lord guided him. He was a caretaker for everyone around him – always putting himself last. He loved preaching and spreading the Lord’s word – he was often referred to as “Prayer Brother” and greeted many with “Hey Homie,” “Love you bro,” or “Love you brother.”  Some compared Corey to Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. Tears were natural and unabashed for Corey – whether it was at he and Nicole’s wedding or on a Sunday during one of his sermons. The man was passionate

Corey was employed by Nova Services as a salesman and thought of highly by his fellow co-workers. He served his church, First Methodist Church, by being the youth director for the Red Door Youth. He was a positive father figure for his youth group. Corey was noted for being late not just for work but on many, many occasions. 

Corey is survived by his wife, Nicole, and children, Lincoln and Shelby; mother, Sue Hunter, all of Hobbs; sister, Karla  Smith (Jon) of Seminole, Texas; aunt and uncle, Vada and Lewis Shoemake of Lovington, New Mexico; in-laws, Judy and Kenneth Bromley, brother, Gerald Bromley (Sherry) of Hobbs; nieces and nephews, Zoey, Gracelyn, Keegan and Amelia Bromley,   Jake and James Smith, Sue-J North; great niece, Karleigh Smith; great nephews, Bonner North and Hudson Sharp and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

Corey is preceded in death by his father, JW Hunter, grandparents, Mae Bingham, Cy, and Ms. Dude Hunter.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either: The Corey Hunter Memorial Fund for Children and Youth at First Methodist Church Hobbs, 200 E. Snyder, Hobbs, NM OR The Shelby and Lincoln Fund set up at Western Commerce Bank, 2224 N. Turner, Hobbs, NM. 

Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, 1:00 – 4:00 PM at Chapel of Hope, 3321 N. Dal Paso, Hobbs, NM. During the visitation, please feel free to stick a vinyl sticker on the casket. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, February 15, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Chapel of Hope Funerals & Cremations

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

First United Methodist Church

200 E Snyder St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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