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Roy M. Hunt

SoVaNow.com / March 20, 2014

Roy M. Hunt of 104 Robin Hood Road, South Boston died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born in Halifax County on Sept. 7, 1927, the son of the late Talmadge “E.T.” Hunt and the late Nadine Moeschler Hunt and was married to the late Shirley Daniel Hunt. Mr. Hunt was a member of Black Walnut Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday School Teacher and song leader. He was also an active member of the American Legion Post 8, where he served on the Honor Guard and a member of the VFW Post 8243 and a retired engineer with CenturyLink.

Mr. Hunt is survived by a daughter, Patricia Hunt Dobson and husband, Carlton of Nathalie; a son, John Kevin Hunt and wife, Colleen of Chesapeake; one sister, Laura Whitely of Richmond; two grandchildren, Timothy Daniel Dobson and girlfriend, Kristina Henry, and Rebecca Compton and husband, Aaron and a number of special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one grandchild, Mary Beth Dobson; three brothers, Billy Hunt, Edwin Hunt and Sidney Hunt; and three sisters, Helen Hunt-Gosnell, Marguerite H. Siegmund and Dorothy H. Casper.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at Black Walnut Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond Wooten officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home Friday, March 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. and at other times at his home.

The family requests that anyone wishing to give memorials please consider Black Walnut Baptist Church, P.O. Box 20, Cluster Springs, VA 24535, or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.brooksfhinc.com

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