LAKE JAMES - James Lee "Jim" Hunt, 85, of Benfield's Landing, Lake James in Nebo, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Born in Cleveland County on Oct. 7, 1928, he was the son of the late John Lee Hunt and Kate Harrill Hunt. Jim was a member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church. Along with his wife, Betty, he was an avid walleye fisherman at both Lake James and Lake Fontana. This was their favorite hobby throughout the years. They operated Benfield's Landing and Marina at Lake James since 1973, creating many years of good memories there for family and friends. Jim continued to have a very active and happy lifestyle despite many major health issues. He was loved by many and will be missed.
Jim is survived by his wife, Betty Grayson Hunt of the home; sons, Scott Hunt and wife Sherry of Lake James, Donnie Hunt of Lake James, and Steve Hunt and wife Gilda of Polkville; grandchildren, Amy Hunt Miller and husband Cameron, Jamie Hunt, Jennifer Street and husband Kevin, Cory Hunt, Kayla Hunt, Patty Tripp, and Randy Spangler and wife Jennie; great-grandchildren, Ethan Miller, Evan Miller, Trevor Webb, Ashely Webb, Toby Street and Andrew Bruno; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Joe Hunt and wife Joan of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a sister, Betty Blackwelder and husband Dick of Cherryville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Hunt; sisters, Jane Hobbs and Frances Hunt; and his daughter-in-law, Brenda Hunt.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home
Officiated by: The Rev. Douglas St. John
Funeral home: Sossoman Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.
Online condolences: www.sossomanfuneralservice.com