James Edwin “Red” Hunt, Jr., 86, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the SOMC Hospice Center. He was born October 24, 1932 in Portsmouth, a son of the late James Edwin and Lena Mae Widdig Hunt, Sr.
Red retired after 43 years with Dayton-Walther Corporation where he worked as a Store Room Supervisor. He was a 1950 Portsmouth High School graduate, a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge #48 and of the Methodist faith. A Korean War era Air Force veteran, he was award the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Germany Occupation Medal for his service.
James was preceded in death in July 1999 by his first wife, Wanda Mae Parlin Hunt, and in June 2018 by his second wife, Judith Kaye Newman Hunt.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Gene and Priscilla Hunt of Portsmouth, Clyde Edwin and Bev Hunt of Morrow, and Terry Lee and Laurel Hunt of Dayton; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lois Hunt.
Funeral services will be announced late Wednesday.