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Jerry D. Hunt

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry D. Hunt will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Temple Baptist Church, 211 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, with Bro. Rodney Haskin officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation Friday 4-8 PM at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Saturday after 9 AM at Temple Baptist Church.

Mr. Hunt, age 85 of Lebanon passed away June 8, 2021, at his home.

Born February 17, 1936, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Sam Donald Hunt and Margaret Louise Bryant Hunt.  He served in the United States Air Force for twenty years, and went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Omaha and Texas Tech University Law School in Lubbock, Texas.  He then returned to Lebanon to practice law.  He retired as Assistant District Attorney.  He also had served on the Lebanon City Council, and served as judge for the City of Watertown.  He attended Temple Baptist Church, and was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Mike Hunt and Tommy “Pee Wee” (Dixie) Hunt.

He is survived by his wife of over fifty seven years, Eva Campos Hunt; three children: Jay Dee (Susan) Hunt, Jon Derrick Hunt, and Jeri Hunt Arceaneux; granddaughter, Aislin Arceaneux; great grandson, Vincent Soloman Yates; sister, Nancy Mason; and sister in law, Mary Belle Hunt.

Honorary pallbearers: Wilson County Bar Association, Judge Barry Tatum, Judge John Gwin, Judge John Wooten, Judge David Durham, Judge Haywood Barry, Tommy Thompson, Bobby Hibbett, Jason Lawson, Joe Jones, Steve Brown, Mark Lee, Bob Lee, Jack Lowery, Hugh Green, and Bob Rochelle.

Active pallbearers: Eddie Mason, Joe Alsup, Neal Agee Jr., Landon Smith, Sheriff Robert Bryan, and Scooter Burton.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Donnie Denny says:
    I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences .
  2. Anne Donnell says:
    My condolences to you all upon the loss of this fine man, a credit to the bar.
  3. Jan Franklin says:
    I am so sorry for your loss Eva. Prayers for you and your family.
  4. JACKIE COTHRON says:
    Prayers for the family! Mr. Hunt was a good Man!
  5. Wayne and Sue Carmack says:
    So sorry for your loss he was a good man
  6. Lori Hutton says:
    Sending prayers of comfort for you and your family, Eva!
  7. John T. Gwin says:
    He was a patriot and an outstanding lawyer. Our condolences, Eva.
  8. Dani Gilley says:
    Sorry for your loss. He was a very special man. Always kind and went out of his way to talk to someone. A truly good man!
  9. Rachell Chaffin says:
    We are so sorry to hear Mr Hunt has passed..prayers for Eva and his entire family…we love you, Rachell
  10. Rachell Chaffin says:
    We are so sorry to hear Mr Hunt has passed..prayers for Eva and his entire family…we love yall
  11. vangielewis1@gmail.com says:
    Jon, Eva and family I’m so very sorry to hear this. Praying now for y’all
  12. Patricia Hamblin says:
    Jerry was a wonderful man and an excellent attorney. He will be sorely missed. Prayers for the family.
  13. Tim and Sara West says:
    Jay and family, your Dad served as such a great contributor to society as a public servant and obviously as a superb mentor to you. Our sincere condolences to you and yours.
  14. Steve Brown says:
    Jerry was one of the first lawyers who made it a point to reach out and befriend me 41 years ago when I joined the local bar as a brand new lawyer. And over the years he inspired me with his solid work ethic, always present smile, and genuine concern for others. Jerry will certainly be missed.
  15. Konni Denice says:
    My sincere condolences. Jerry was a wonderful person .
  16. John Meadows says:
    Mr. Hunt was a class act. He was always kind to me, and encouraged my development as a lawyer. I fondly remember some of his cute comments about practicing law.
  17. Jack Presley says:
    Jerry was instrumental in having the bridge by Sellars funeral home named after my brother that was killed in Vietnam. Ronnie C. Presley. He has always been a friend to my family. He will be greatly missed. My prayers for the family.
  18. Angela Martin Lalonde says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hunt. My daddy James Carter Martin always had good words to say about Mr. Hunt. My prayers are with the rest of the family.
  19. John McMillin says:
    I’m so sorry to hear this. We rented our building space from Mr. Jerry and he was always so good to us. I always looked forward to his visits. He was great about sharing a little bit about the Lebanon of yester-year. Over the years, he gave advice when asked, and I will forever remember his kindness in doing so. He was a veteran, a scholar and a friend.
  20. Yvonne Sanford says:
    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
  21. Joe Daniel Campos says:
    Uncle Jerry was always so kind, funny, and a fun uncle. My prayers are with my Tia Eva, my cousins, and the entire family.
  22. Patti Smith says:
    My prayers go out to the entire family. Lebanon and Wilson County are going to miss this great man. I am very sorry for your loss.
  23. Danny Campos says:
    Your in my prayers Tia Eva, cousins Jay, Jon, & Jeri. I’ll always remember Uncle Jerry back when you guys lived in Carlisle. I’ll never forget the trips to Reese air force base. Sorry for your lost.
  24. Charlene Horn says:
    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with Eva and the family .
  25. Michael R. Jennings says:
    Jerry was one of the best “country lawyers” I have ever had the fortune to know. You could tell when he was in Court that each one of his clients was important to him. I learned from watching him practice his craft. Jerry served the City of Watertown well as City Judge and he would tell me from time to time “any time you want to get someone else, just let me know”. That never happened and he eventually gave that job up at the time he chose. I cannot remember a time when my wife and I ran into Jerry and Ms. Eva that they didn’t have a smile on their faces and time to talk. The condolences of Janice and I are with Ms. Eva and the Hunt family.
  26. Jamie Anderson-Monhart says:
    Jon so very sorry for your loss. Prayers up for all.. Much love to you..
  27. Haywood Barry says:
    Jerry and I were childhood friends and our friendship never ended and my memories of our friendship will be with me now. May Jerry Rest in Peace.
  28. Sara and Talon Beeson says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending all the love, hugs, and prayers.

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