Richard Hunt Sr.


 HUNT, Richard Gaston Sr., age 81, of Lynchburg, Tennessee, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was born in Winchester, Tennessee, on Aug. 12, 1939, to the late Gaston Edward Hunt and Ruby Elizabeth Philpot. Mr. Hunt was a self-employed residential and commercial painter. His favorite hobby was fishing. He was very “quick witted.” He will be remembered as a man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and was always a little partial to his granddaughters. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Fay Evans Hunt; daughters, Tammy Ferguson and Linda Slatton Hunt; son, Ricky Hunt Jr.; and brothers, B.W., Lenn and Glenn Hunt. He is survived by his daughters, Terri (Floyd) Angus of Whiteville, North Carolina, and Wanda (Tommy) Holder of Lynchburg; brother, David Hunt, Sr.; sisters, Pat Ulmer of Shelbyville, Geneva (Bud) Smerk of Stow, Ohio, and Evelyn (Tom) VanDeVeer of Lynchburg; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. at Grant Funeral Services. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services with Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Gault Cemetery in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Hunt’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388.