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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 21
Year of Death: 2022

Hunter Aaron Coco

Hunter Aaron Paul Coco, 21, was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, on June 30, 2000, to Barry Coco and Michelle Johnston. Hunter grew up in Martindale, Texas, frequently visiting family in Louisiana. Hunter passed away on June 20, 2022, with his brother, Jonathon Coco, in the line of duty as a firefighter for the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department.

Hunter joined the Maxwell Community Volunteer Fire Department in 2020, after being recruited by his brother, Jonathon. He was a valued member of the MCVFD who devoted a lot of his time to serving the community. As a firefighter, he was the kind of person you would want by your side. He was dependable, hardworking, and quick to jump in wherever needed. He never questioned why; he just helped without hesitation. Hunter was extremely selfless and always put others ahead of himself.

Anyone who knew Hunter would describe him as quiet and reserved until you got to know him. He had a happy-go-lucky attitude and was rarely ever seen without a smile on his face. His smile and laugh were truly genuine and indicative of his kind, gentle nature.

Outside of being a firefighter, Hunter worked as an automotive technician for Ford Motor Company. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing but also had a passion for gaming and working on vehicles. He loved sweet tea, fast cars, and burnouts. But what he loved the most was his family, his fiancée, Allyssa, and his beautiful baby girl, Paisley.

Hunter is survived by his fiancée, Allyssa Ashby; daughter, Paisley Coco; parents, Barry and Jaimee Coco; four siblings, Ashley Sanford and husband Seth, Marcus Hildebrand and wife Katlynn, Kaleb Coco, and Riley Coco; his niece, Avah; nephew, Colson; grandparents, Marlene and Roger Bierstedt, Dorothy Coco, and Diane Johnston; aunts and uncles, Debbie and Nilon Wolter, Donna and Roger King, and Donald Coco; and cousins, Kelton Wolter, Hayden Coco, Kendra Johnson, Hannah McKinney, and Lola Coco.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Michelle Johnston; grandfathers, Otis Coco and Nigel Johnston; and cousin, Owen McKinney. We love and miss you, Hunter Bug!!!

 

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  1. Hunter, Your fire family misses you immensely. We hope that everything we are doing for you and Jonathon are making y’all both proud. We will be traveling to the memorial to honor you both this weekend. Please continue to watch over us.

    Sam

    Samantha Lucas
  2. We love and miss you at MCVFD, Hunter. Keep watching over us. -Sam

    Samantha Lucas