Doyle R. Hunt

Grand Island

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Updated: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:36:20 CST

Doyle R. Hunt, 81, of Grand Island died Friday, November 08, 2013 at his home with his family at his side.

Doyle R. HuntA memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with military honors provided. Reverend Dennis Hatfield will officiate. To honor Doyle’s wishes cremation has taken place. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.

Doyle was born May 28, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming to Vernon and Chattie Elta (Wortham) Hunt.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; six children and their spouses, Gary and Tammie Hunt of Roseburg, OR, Kathy Hunt of Sioux Falls, SD, David and Colleen Hunt of Omaha, Douglas A. and Michelle Hunt of Mesa, AZ, Andrea and Dean Rothschadl of Keller, TX and Tracy and Gary Pedersen of Houston, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Gloria Hunt of Spearfish, SD; and two sisters, Dorothy Holt-Fischer and Shirley Howrey, both of Worland, WY.

Those also left to cherish his memory include 13 grandchildren, Jeremiah, Caitlin and Madison Hunt, Andrew, Alyssa and Sarah Hunt, Christopher Lyda, Lauren and Anna Rothschadl, and  Caleb, Lindsey, Jacob and Julia Pedersen; and a great granddaughter, Jolyn Vogel-Hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Emma Nicole Hunt.

Doyle grew up in Worland, graduating from Washakie County High School in 1950. As a student at WCH, Doyle drove the school bus as part of a National Safety Award winning team. He entered the United States Air Force on January 6, 1951 serving with the 429th Squadron.  He was honorably discharged January 5, 1955.

On January 16, 1955 Doyle was united in marriage to Dorothy Buckle in Worland. Their growing family moved to Grand Island in 1966. Doyle was an accountant with Hansen International of Grand Island, retiring after 40+ years of employment. Woodworking was a passion of Doyle’s. Under the name “Hunt Creations” he handmade many family heirlooms.

Doyle was an active and longstanding member of First Baptist Church. He was a servant of God, serving in many different capacities from Sunday School Teacher to Church Deacon and everything in between. A kind and loving man, he especially loved his family and grandchildren.  He was a role model to generations with his unconditional love. “Well done my good and faithful servant.” 

A memorial fund will be established in Doyle’s name.