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Richard Lee Hunt was born May 26, 1939, in Knoxville, the son of Howard Venable Hunt and Irene (Kelly) Hunt. He was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Class of 1957. In addition to farming his entire life, Richard had worked for Brownie Hudson, the A.S.C.S. Office and drove a school bus for many years. On Oct. 20, 1984, he was united in marriage to Donna Klingelhoefer at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville. Richard was a model railroad enthusiast and had a large collection of trains. Additionally in his spare time, Richard enjoyed singing at weddings, funerals and in the church choir. Richard passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center at the age of 76 years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish Richard’s memory include his wife, Donna; children: Erick (Kim) of Waukee and Kelley Hunt of Santa Rosa, California; grandchildren: Brian, Brandon, Brittany and Brenna Hunt and many other family members and friends. Funeral Service were held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Covenant Church, Knoxville, with Pastor Jim Mead officiating. Interment was in Lincoln Cemetery, Knoxville. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences to the family may be made at BertrandFuneralHomes.com
Published on  March 4, 2016
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