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Obit – Mr. Jimmy Hunt

A former Alexandria Town Councilman, Mr. Jimmy Hunt, was discovered deceased on Friday afternoon November 17, 2023 at his High Street home in Alexandria after he failed to show up in Carthage to be a pallbearer at the funeral of his uncle. Family members went to his home and found him deceased in his bed from an apparent heart attack. He was pronounced deceased at 1:40 p.m. by a Dekalb County Paramedic.

Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted on Saturday afternoon November 25th at 1 p.m. with his minister, David Dunn assisted by Eld. Junior Dickerson officiating. Burial followed near his parents in the Garden of Everlasting Life at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

He was one of two sons of the late Lewis Vaden Hunt who died at the age of 61 on January 20, 2002 and Thelma Doris Harper Hunt who died at the age 76 on November 4, 2022 and was born Jimmy Allen Hunt at the former Smith County Hospital (now Riverview Regional Medical Center) on October 25, 1965.

Mr. Hunt was a member of the 1983 graduating class at Smith County High School where he was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and was an avid sports enthusiast. 

For over twenty five years he had been a member of the Smith County High School football chain carrying crew for the Carthage home field games. 

On July 27, 2019 the Smith County High School Quarterback Club presented him with the “Hall of Fame Award” for his many years of unwavering dedication and support of the S. C. H. S. football team by going above and beyond serving the players and coaches over the years.

In 2019 he retired from the Wal-Mart Corporation with thirty five years of service and at the time of his retirement was the night supervisor of the Lebanon Wal-Mart.

Mr. Hunt was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.

He was first elected to the Town Council of Alexandria on June 1, 1996.

Mr. Hunt enjoyed playing baseball and softball and was an avid supporter financially and fiscally and was presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” from both the Alexandria Lions Club and the Dekalb West PTO for his support and invaluable contributions. 

Survivors include his brother, Terry Hunt and wife Rita Hulse Hunt of South Carthage, two nieces, Megan Lynette Hunt Krantz and husband Russell of Portland, Oregon, Teri Mikayla Hunt of South Carthage; long-time girlfriend, Diane Smith of Alexandria.

The Hunt family has requested memorials be made to the American Heart Association.


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