He retired from the Nolan Company at Bowerston where he was employed as an A Class welder. He had previously worked for the Norfolk and Western Railroad at Brewster, O.
He was born March 8, 1942 near Sherrodsville, Ohio and was the son of the late Robert James Hunt, Sr. and Carrie A. Conner Hunt Gartrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father Harry W. Gartrell.
Bob was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Trustees of the church. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and was a 1960 graduate of Conotton Valley High School. He was an avid and knowledgeable gun collector who enjoyed the sport of shooting firearms, and was a member of both the N.R.A. and the Ohio Gun Collector's Association. He had practiced martial arts for many years, including Kung Fu and Tae Kwan Do. But the true center of his life was his family. He was particualy attentive to his sons and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Davy Hunt, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past February 2nd. Also surviving are two sons, Robert J. (Gina) Hunt, III of Uhrichsville, O. and Rodney (Michelle) Hunt of Dover, O., his grandson, Corey Hunt of Sherrodsville, O., and granddaughter Katey Hunt of Dover, a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Matt (Stacie) Pottenger of Savannah, Georgia, and a step-grandson T. J. Archer of Columbus, O., his two sisters, Kathy Moreland of Dennison, O., and Susan Hunt of Leesville, O., and three faithful friends, Harry Reed and Kirstin Ketterman, both of Wadsworth, O., and Don Harsh of Ashland, O.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Leesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerralyn Myers officiating. Interment will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Following interment, a luncheon for the family will be served in the church social hall. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. In Bob's memory, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Humane Society, P. O. Box #61, Carrollton, Ohio 44615. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.