Truckstop Ministries founder passes; was 70

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The Rev. Joe Hunter – better known in trucking circles as “Chaplain Joe” and as the founder and president of Truckstop Ministries – passed away Thursday, July 26, in hospice care in his hometown of Jackson, Georgia, at the age of 70.

Since founding the ministry in 1981 after 20 years as an over-the-road trucker, Chaplain Joe established 74 chapels at truck stops in 28 states across the country. Before his career as a truck driver and minister, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he also drove a truck.