2017-08-10 / Obituaries

Gary Hunt


Gary Hunt Gary Hunt Gary Louis Hunt, 58, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates, with his wife, Nila Jolene, at his side. His home is at Drummond Island.

He was born August 28, 1958, in New Port News, Virginia.

Mr. Hunt was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He worked for 27 years on slurry aircrafts for forestry firefighters. He was working for DynCorp International on projects abroad at the time of his death.

Mr. Hunt enjoyed life, adventure, and knew many friends and colleagues from around the world.

He is survived by his wife, Nila Jolene; two sons, James Hunt and Lucas Roberts; stepchildren, Michelle and Darius McGhee, John and Natisha Cottrell, Sinja Eckley, Dustin Eckley, Crystal Bond, Ryan Frye, and Amber Frye, and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters and their families, Brigitte Carney, Angela Richwine, and Gayle and Richard Sonnier; a brother and his family, David and Kimberly Hunt; numerous nieces and nephews; special family friends, Harold and Christine Nordenfeldt, and pets Sasha and Sheeba.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Eli Hunt; two brothers, Anthony Hunt and Harry Hunt, Jr., and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Betty Cottrell.

In accordance with his wishes, no formal service will be held. His family requests that friends remember him as he was and celebrate his life and memories of him.

R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford assisted the family with arrangements.

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