Gail Hunt

BELLEFONTAINE – Gail Thomas Hunt, 90, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in Bellefontaine on July 2, 1924 to the late Leo Thomas and Hazel (Sullivan) Hunt.

On April 6, 1946 he married the former Dorothy Marie Eley in Lakeview and she preceded him in death on November 27, 2009. Gail is also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Thomas Hunt in 2002 and his daughter-in-law, Jackie (Arnold) Hunt; a grandson Greg Hunt; and his siblings, Ruth, Harold, Dick and Jack.

Surviving are two sons, Vernon L. Hunt of Bellefontaine and Stanley (Donna) Hunt of Dublin; five grandchildren, Amber, Taylor, Amanda, Steve and Kevin; four great grandchildren, Tyson, Max, Makayla, and Issiah; a sister, Thelma Eaton of Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gail worked for the New York Central Railroad and the Bellefontaine Post Office.

A WWII Army veteran, Gail was the recipient of the Purple Heart and also received a Bronze Star. A family man and one who enjoyed going to church, Gail was a member of the First Church of God and the Bellefontaine Masonic Lodge #61. He and Dorothy enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

Pastors A.W. Purdin and John Eley will officiate a 2:30 pm funeral service on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the EICHHOLTZ FUNERAL HOME in Bellefontaine with two hours of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery with military honors by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.

Family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Bellefontaine, OH 43311
(937) 592-6781
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Published in Weekly Currents from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2014
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