Jimmy Hunt

Published 3:32 pm Friday, February 6, 2015

Graveside services were held Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Prentiss Cemetery in Prentiss for Mr. Jimmy Hunt, age 83, who passed away January 26 at MS State Veterans Home in Collins. Saulters Moore Funeral Home in Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.

Rev. Ben James officiated. Pallbearers were Cecil Polk, Charles Martin, Jean Cosper, Kelly Barnes, Davis Fuller and Buddy Steverson.

Jimmy was born August 3, 1931, in Franklin County, MS. He is the son of William Dallas Hunt and Mary Corbin Hunt. Jimmy entered the United States Navy in 1951 where he went to MD Hospital Corps School and continued to work in the Naval Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, until he was called to serve in Korea. He departed from the service in 1954.

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Upon coming home he worked at International Paper Company for 10 years and then became self-employed retiring in 1971 with the exception of several years working in production with Chevron Oil Company. His self-employment involved logging business, farming a 500-acre farm, with cattle and soybeans along with doing construction, building homes.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Hunt of Prentiss; and his son, David Hunt of Johnson City, TN; daughter, Kay Hunt of McComb; two stepdaughters, Angela Reid of Overland Park, Kansas, and Anita Case of Brookhaven; four sisters, Mary Agnes Smith, Doris Porter of Natchez, Beverly Bilbo of McComb and Wanda Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Prentiss Baptist Church.