On Friday, October 28, 2022, Thomas Duane Hunter Sr., loving husband and father of eleven children, passed away at the age of 52.
Thomas Duane Hunter Sr., also known as Kidd Kazmeo was born on February 27th 1970 in Dayton, Ohio. Thomas was the oldest of 3 children and also the only son. Thomas spent most of his best memories in the state of Utah with his loving wife, Kate, and his 2 youngest daughters, Albina and Athena. His passion was music. Outside of his family, he spent so much time perfecting his craft and creating amazing pieces to leave behind for the world to hear. He has had amazing collaborations and has made many connections within the music industry. Anytime he walked into a room he would fill it with so much joy. His smile, his personality, and just everything about him made anyone and everyone love him. Just being in his presence would make your entire day. No matter how hard life got you could always count on him!
Thomas Duane Hunter Sr. was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Irene Hunter, aunt, Gloria Jean Hunter, and his favorite uncle, James Andrew Hunter Jr., also known as “pockets”. He was survived by his wife Ekaterina Hunter, his 8 daughters, Heaven Leigh Hunter, Armani R. Hunter, Kaila M. Adano, Mya S. Smith, Jakell A. Hunter Kazmeo, Jayda L. Hunter Kazmeo, Albina O. Kazmeo Hunter, Athena D. Kazmeo Hunter, his 3 sons, Thomas D. Hunter Jr., Tarahjae K. Kazmeo Hunter, Dontae Hunter, his God son, Taveon L. Duane Hunter, his grandchildren, Thomas D. Hunter III, Avianna R. Williams, RayLee J. Smith, LinLee J. Sherfield, his grandmother, Nancy R. Jackson, his sister, Tawana Y. Hunter, Willina E. Hunter, and their children, Teona Hunter, Taveon Hunter, Tyreace Hunter, Thomas Wiener, Sidney Hunter, Blessin Hunter, and Kamai Hunter.
He also leaves behind, his grandnephew, Kyen Hunter, his God brothers, Robert Pierce III, James Hunter Jr., Anthony Ransom, Michael Barns, Mark Kelly, Mark Olsen, Mitch Simmons, Theo Harnage, his God sisters, Kalle Aziz, Emma Sangiorigo, Cherysa Combs, his in laws, Andrey Protasov, Olga Protasova, and his adopted parents, John Stokes and Teresa Stokes.
To all his special friends and family:
We thank you form the bottom of our hearts for loving him no matter what.
Also, special thanks to Seanna Houy for allowing us to celebrate Thomas one last time in a place he felt most loved.
Many people have expressed how motivating and loving he was in their lives and how much of a positive impact he had on them during tough times. The world would’ve been so lucky to even feel a glimpse of the love that Kidd had. If only we had more time.
“All I ever wanted was a good life, late nights, long talks, no fights.” – Kidd Kazmeo
Friends may visit with family Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah, followed by a celebration of life at the Summit Lounge, 918 Heritage Park Blvd., Layton, Utah.