James Allen “Jim” Hunt, 75, Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home.
Jim was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Humboldt, the son of James Henry and Clara Bertha (Wilhite) Hunt. He grew up in Humboldt.
On June 1, 1956, Jim married Yvonne Coble at Humboldt’s First Baptist Church. They made their home in Humboldt.
In 1973, Jim opened Hunt’s Plumbing and operated his business until retiring in 2010. From 1976 until 1992 he served on the Humboldt volunteer fire department. Jim served on the USD 258 Vocation Advisory Committee, volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels and the Humboldt Food Pantry and stirred beans at Biblesta. He was a 17-gallon blood donor.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Yvonne Hunt; five children, Sheila Bockover and husband Kevin, Humboldt, Jamie Hunt and wife Sari, Iola, Lora Hunt, Humboldt, Barbara Haigler and husband Chuck, Humboldt, and Michael Hunt and wife Dori, Gas; three brothers, Clifford Hunt, Claremore, Okla., Charles Hunt, Oolagah, Okla., and Calvin Hunt, Grand Lake, Okla.; one sister Mary Murrell, Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Hunt.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Faith Assembly of God, Humboldt. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Assembly of God.
Memorials can be made to Faith Assembly of God or Harry Hynes Hospice. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola, assisted the family.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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