Floyd D. Hunt March 10, 1933 – October 27, 2010 Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and special friend to many passed away Wednesday morning at 11:35 a.m. due to a brain hemorrhage following recent surgery. Floyd graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1951 and received the outstanding basketball award as a senior. In the fall he attended WSC and lettered in football. He then transferred to Mesa College in December 1951. At Mesa he lettered two years in basketball and baseball and made all-conference quarterback in the fall of 1952. In 1953 he and his future wife, Lela, were elected Joe and Jane College. After three years of courtship he married his beloved Lela on July 11, 1953. Floyd spent two years in the Army before returning to college at WSC where he obtained his BA and MA. He began teaching elementary PE in District #51 in March of 1957 until he retired after 31 years. Through the years Floyd has been active in the community affairs volunteering at the G.J. Visitor's Center, helping with the Church shuttle, Mesa Alumni, and others too numerous to mention. Floyd has touched the lives of many, in many ways. He was a hard worker, leader, and inspiration to his wife and family of six brothers and three sisters, three children, eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Survivors include wife, Lela; daughter, Carol Brodel (Ken), sons, Roy (Shauna) and Gary (Pam), eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; brothers, Seth, Arnold, Don, Corky, Ken, and David and sisters, Gwen Taylor, Carlene Kaiser, and Sharon Spani. Floyd was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and is now with the Lord. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 30th at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road. In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's, 4676. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, www.DavisPhinneyFoundation.org.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 29, 2010