GREENVILLE -Joseph A. Hunt, 93, of Greenville passed away early the morning of Feb. 15, 2013 at Heartland of Greenville.
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He was born Oct. 22, 1919 in Brown Township, Darke County, Ohio, the son of the late Stanford and Freda (Drew) Hunt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Shiverdecker; granddaughter, Shirley Collins; great-granddaughter, Madison Bowers; and brothers, Lester Hunt and Faris "Shorty" Hunt.
Joseph retired in 1982 from the Union City Body Company where he had been a supervisor. He was a well-known farmer around the Ansonia area. Hunt was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II, in which he received the Bronze Star Medal. He was a lifetime member of the Greenville VFW, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, formerly of Ansonia.
He is survived by his wife Mildred (McCullough) Hunt whom he married June 14, 1941; son, James (fiance, Bonnie Yates) Hunt of Eaton; a daughter, Marilyn (James) Bowers of Greenville; grandchildren, Todd (fiance, Georgetta Bennett) Shiverdecker of Houston, Jon (Elizabeth Smith) Hunt of Vacaville, Calif., Stacey (Jory) Guinn of Greenville, Derrick (Lynn) Bowers of Panama City Beach, Fla; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn (Ralph) Knick of Greenville.
Services with full military honors by the Greenville Honor Guard will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be left to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433
Condolences may also be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.
Published in The Daily Advocate on Feb. 17, 2013