John M. Hunt Jr.
1965 - 2018
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John M. Hunt Jr.
John M Hunt Jr., 52, of Tiverton, RI, passed away suddenly in October. John was born in Jacksonville, FL, on November 13, 1965 to John and Alice Hunt. He was preceded in death by his mother Alice Hunt. John is survived by his father John Hunt, his sister Tina Bettencourt and her children Amy and Alyson Bettencourt. John attended Middletown High school and is a graduate of Roger Williams College. He was employed for many years as a purchasing manager at Jamestown Distributors.
John had a quiet and humble nature. But those close to him knew his artistic ability in drawing, music and writing (both fiction and non-fiction). During college, John was also active in theater where he performed in several plays.
John's life long passion with the Kennedy brothers assassinations brought him to Washington, DC where he conducted extensive research at the National Archives and subsequently wrote several well cited essays. His work culminated in the the soon to be published book, "Wilderness of Deception: New Evidence in the Robert Kennedy Assassination".
John's laugh was infectious but he could also hold a thoughtful conversation on many subjects as he was a curious and an avid reader.
On any given day, John could be found working at his computer with his beloved cat Dilly by his side.
A casual gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00PM at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway Newport, RI.
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February 20, 2019
Friend, artist, scholar. John, you are missed. Always.
February 3, 2019
We are proud to announce JFK Lancer Publishing is publishing John's last work on the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 2019. He is missed by so many as he was an exceptional researcher, fellow historian, and great friend.

John presented his historical work on Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy at JFK Lancer's Dallas conferences and also for other prestigious audiences. His work is considered crucial to the study of these terrible assassinations, leading authors and students to be able to make valuable studies of the history of the United States political processes.

Debra Conway, President, JFK Lancer Productions & Publications, Inc.
Debra Conway
February 1, 2019
John was my next door neighbor on Deer Run Rd. He was a good neighbor. Quiet and kept to himself most of the time as the houses on the road were pretty far apart. He had mention his interest in the Kennedy assassinations. I did not know him well but one thing I do remember is him helping me shovel my driveway. His act of kindness impressed me. You could tell his was just a good guy.

December 18, 2018
I never met John but read his essays which were groundbreaking and brilliant. I was saddened to hear of his passing when I attended the JFK Lancer November-In-Dallas Conference recently. God bless John and his family. May he R.I.P.
Gerry Simone
November 14, 2018
My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11
November 12, 2018
Tina and family, So very sorry for your loss, My deepest condalances. Pauly
paul napolitano
November 12, 2018
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