Amon Lee Hunt, son of George and Orilla Hunt, was born February 24, 1925 on the family farm in Worth County Missouri. He departed this life on January 29, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
On October 21, 1944 he married Lois Randolph. To this union five children were born: Kenneth, Keith, Margaret, Marjorie, and Rebecca (deceased).
Amon spent his life farming in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. He cherished the time he got to spend with his grandchildren taking them fishing at every opportunity. He enjoyed playing 42 dominoes and pitch whenever he could round up someone to play. He and Gene Motsinger had fun flipping quarters and trading knives. He always had a joke to tell and loved nothing more than sharing a laugh.
Amon was a World War II veteran having served as a scout in the Army’s 169th Infantry Regiment, spending time in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a combat infantry badge. He was most particularly proud of his military service.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lois; daughter Rebecca Hunt; sister Ruth and her husband Marion Euritt; brother Alan Hunt and wife Evelyn; brother Elvis “Pink” Hunt and wife Rosie; brother Maurice “Jake” Hunt; sister Marilyn and husband Robert Simpson; granddaughters Marcie Marie Poore, Belinda Love Hunt, and Katherine Marie Tully; and grandsons Cory Dean Hunt and Kelly Keith Hunt.
He is survived by sisters Estelle Hall and Mary Lou McCormick; sister-in-law Helen Hunt; his children Kenneth and wife Margaret Hunt, Keith and wife Rhonda Hunt, Margaret and husband Rodney Saville and Marjorie Tully; his grandchildren Chad and wife Julia Hunt, Neil Hunt, Ryan and wife Jillian Hunt, Ryan Welch, Shellie Mason, Jacob Hunt, Timothy Hunt, Stacie Hunt, Jennifer and husband Matt Hall, Megan Saville Carter, Erin Fletchall, Mark Tully and fiancé Tara Critchlow and Tiffany Hunt; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; cousins and a host of friends.
Memorials are to Homes For Our Troops. Their web page can be viewed at http://www.hfotusa.org/
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Edward Shields officiating and Nancy Sackett, Mary Davenport and Melanie Knapp providing the music.
Pallbearers were David Hunt, Bob Hunt, John Hall, Richard Hunt, George Hunt, Ryan Welch, Larry Hunt and Matthew Saville. Honorary pallbearers were Donald Dailey, Neil Johnston, Delbert Jackson and Butch Chapin. Military honors were provided by Blockton Post #443 and Grant City V.F.W. #3123 and the Iowa Honor Guard. The final resting place is the Hickory Grove Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016