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Harold Leroy (Hal) Hunt


1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Harold Leroy (Hal) Hunt Obituary
HAROLD LEROY (HAL) HUNT March 17, 1924 August 17, 2014 Harold Leroy (Hal) Hunt, 90, of Riverside, California, passed away peacefully August 17, 2014, in Loma Linda, California. Hal was born March 17, 1924, in Erie, Illinois. His parents were Fred J. and Agnes G. Hunt. Hal was raised in Prophetstown, Illinois where he attended high school. Hal served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1948. He served in the European theater during World War II and then was transferred to Korea, to serve in the U. S. Army of Occupation helping the Koreans rebuild after the war with Japan. He achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded a Purple Heart. Hal married Mary Jane Danner of Little Rock Arkansas on August 9, 1946 in Erie, Illinois. When Hal left the military, he worked in the trucking industry as a driver for various companies from 1948 until he retired in 1988. Hal lived with his wife and children in Garden Grove and Anaheim, California from 1955 until 1964. In 1976 when the children went out on their own, Hal and Mary Jane moved to Riverside, California. When Hal retired, he took up golf and also joined the BPO Elks Lodge 643 in Riverside, California where he called the weekly bingo games for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Jane Hunt; his sons Bruce R. (Linda) of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Ronald N. (Anna) and grandchildren Cameron J. and Danielle C. Hunt of Corona, California. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred R. and Agnes G. Hunt as well as his sisters Mary Bodenhoffer, Margerie Hannell and Dorothy Truitt and his grandson Christopher P. Hunt. Arrangements are under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, Riverside, CA. A viewing is scheduled for Monday August 25, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary located at 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 (951-688-1221). Interment is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM at the Riverside National Cemetery, located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518 (951) 653-8417. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Hal Hunt's name to the .
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 24, 2014
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