Dr. James Hunt

Peoria, Illinois

Dec 27, 1929 – Dec 19, 2017 (Age 87)


December 27, 1929
December 19, 2017
Peoria, Illinois


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Dr. James Hunt
WASHINGTON-Dr. James C. Hunt, 87, formerly of Washington, IL, passed away December 19, 2017 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, where he made his home.
Dr. Hunt was a radiologist in the Peoria area for 35 years and served as a clinical assistant professor of Radiology for the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria.
Born December 27, 1929 in Champaign, IL to Dr. George E. and Bessie M. Hunt. He married Arlys E. Roehm December 28, 1952 in Whishek, ND.
Surviving are his wife, Arlys, daughter, Dr. Carol Hunt Sherman (Ron Sherman) of River Forest, IL, son, Dr. David Hunt (Dr. Kimberly Wells) of Alexandria, VA, grand daughter, Hannah Hunt Gilliland (Henry Gilliland) and great grandson, McClendon (Mack) of High Point, NC. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.
Dr. Hunt was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He served in the U.S. Navy as a medical officer 1955-1957 and served as a volunteer radiologist on the Hope Ship in Guinea, West Africa in 1965. As an active member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church he served on the church council and sang in the choir for over 35 years.
He was a gentle and kind man with a deep love of travel, art, music and nature.
Cremation has been accorded and the memorial service will be held at 11:00am Friday, December 29, 2017, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington. Pastor Dick Hanson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main Street, Washington, IL 61571 or Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation, 6901 N. Galena Road, Peoria, IL 61614. To share memories and condolences with the family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

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