IUKA — Elmer Hunt, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 13. He was born in Charleston to the late Rube Hunt and Bessie Hunt Whitley. He was married to the love of his life, Ruth Hunt for 57 years.
He was proud to serve his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan.
He retired as the Department Head of the x-ray department at the Iuka North Mississippi Hospital after working in x-ray and nuclear medicine for 46 years.
He loved gardening, especially tomatoes and loved to share them with everyone. He also enjoyed posing as Santa and passing out treats such as “smarties” for the children. Each Sunday you could find him in the nursery at Iuka United Methodist Church. He also spent his time volunteering in the Lion’s Club, the Gideons, and at the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rube Hunt and Bessie Hunt Whitley; and his sister, Dell Enochs. He left behind his brothers, Rube Jr, Leo Hunt, and his sister, Estell Harwell. He has three children, Alex Hunt (Angie) of Owens Cross Roads, Ala., Felicia Dunbar (J.P.) of Rustin, La., and Noel Hunt (Candace) of Tupelo. He has many grandchildren who he loved dearly, including Trey Evans, Colt Dunbar, Traci Evans, Ainsley, Hunt, Bryce Hunt, Cameron Hunt, and Jodi Dunbar. He has one great grandchild, Ian Dunbar.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers or a funeral service that you send donation to Iuka Methodist Church, St. Jude or your favorite charity.