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David Lee Hunt

David Lee Hunt was born October 6th, 1956, to Maurice “Jake” and Helen Louise Sickels Hunt at the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount Ayr, Iowa.  13 and half months later he was joined by baby brother Randy Lynn.  David attended school in Maloy through the 3rd grade.  From the 4th grade through the 7th grade, he attended Redding school.  David attended Mt. Ayr Community School, from the 8th grade to his high school graduation in 1974.  After graduating high school, David attended college for one year at UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  After that first year David transferred to Northwest Missouri in Maryville, MO where he completed his bachelor’s degree graduating in January of 1979. 


 David started working for U.S. Gypsum Company in March of 1979, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He stayed in Ft Dodge for his first two years.  He then transferred to Carbondale, IL, where he worked for the next two years.  He then transferred and worked for two years in Bedford, IN.  From there he transferred to Chicago, IL.  when he decided to start doing sales for U.S. Gypsum Company.  David continued to work on the sales team until he retired from U.S. Gypsum in 2014. 

David enjoyed deer and turkey hunting.  During, hunting season he always made sure he got a deer every year.  He also entered BBQ contests around the area. 

During his retirement he split his time between his place in the Lake of the Ozark, the farm in Redding, Iowa or his mother home in Mt Ayr, IA. 

David was a very outgoing person.  He never met a stranger and had many friends across the US.  In 2015 David traveled to Europe and visited many different counties.

David passed away February 27, 2022.

David is survived by his mother Helen Hunt; brother Randy Hunt and wife Lori Hunt; nephew Douglas Hunt (Amy Quick,); niece Amanda Hunt (Micheal Curphey,); great niece Hayley Hunt and great nephews Connor Curphey, Carson Curphey and Corbon Curphey;  aunt Ann McGrevey and her husband Dan and family Curt and Ann Duffield/ Jason and Jill Duffield, Sean and Amy McGrevey/ Ann and Steve Books; aunt Karen Bollerman and her family, Krista and Mark Huffman; special friend Pamela Eugster along with 2 special friends in the Kansas City area, Chris Walter and Craig Partin, Craig passed away on 2/26/2022, so, you can figure that David and Craig are having a gay old time somewhere; two special friends in Ringgold County, Charlie Abarr and Tim Saville; many cousins and friends. 

David was preceded in death by his father Jake in 2013; his grandparents George and Orilla Hunt, Bernard and Leta Sullivan, Duane Sickels.

Memorials are to the American Heart Association and Wounded Warrior Project.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Hunt

Carla Gregg May 12 2022 7:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Helen and the entire family.

Bruce and Michell Ricker Mar 11 2022 10:58 AM

I am so sad to hear this news. I worked closely with Dave for a few years at USG. He was always interesting to talk to, interested in learning and finding something positive in every interaction. A treasure of a guy.

Rob Waterhouse Mar 8 2022 7:37 PM

Never met a stranger is right. Absolutely never a dull moment when Dave was around. Will be missed.

Joe Elceser from Gypsum Supply - FBM Mar 8 2022 9:15 AM

I'm So Sorry for your loss! My Deepest Sympathy to all Dave's family & friends 🙏🏻💙🙏🏻

Jodi Angus Mar 5 2022 7:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hunt

Raymond Reasoner Mar 4 2022 10:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hunt

Brenda Grose Mar 4 2022 10:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hunt

Chad & Vera Hunt Mar 4 2022 5:48 PM

We are saddened to hear of David's passing.

Susan, Austin and Lauren Hunt Mar 4 2022 5:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Hunt

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