|Billy Keith Hunt|
No visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Johnstown Cemetery Association. Services are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.
Billy Keith Hunt was born August 4, 1926, and left this world on May 23, 2017. Bill was the son of James Arthur and Julia Marie Hunt and was the second youngest of ten children. Of this large family, he is survived by two sisters, Aleta Davidson of Huntsville, Alabama and Marile Breithaupt of Talent, Oregon.
Faye Hunt has been his wife, soul mate and best friend for almost 70 years. Theirs’ has been a relationship of love, honor, commitment, respect and unwavering devotion. To this union were born three children, Harland Keith Hunt & Martha of Blue Springs, MO, Janice Kay Oliver & Clark of Leawood, KS, and Kathy Jo Gates & Perry of Fayetteville, TN. He was known as PaPa to 5 grandchildren, Amy Marie Hunt Smith & Scott of St. Louis, MO, Ashley Elizabeth Hunt Stoffregen & Tristan of Grain Valley, MO, Adam Keith Hunt & Stephanie of Lees Summit, MO, Jamie Faye Gates Walker & Kevin of Hendersonville, TN, and Joey Kathryn Gates Williams & Lance of Nashville, TN, and, BIG PaPa to 10 great grandchildren.
Bill grew up in humble surroundings as a child during the great depression. He used to say, “we didn’t know we were poor because everyone was poor.” He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, graduated from Central Missouri State College and went on to become a successful teacher, principal and basketball coach for 30 plus years. He loved his family, he loved people and people loved him. He loved the outdoors, and he always enjoyed a good book and a good story. He lived his life simply and always believed that all you really needed to be happy was to have something to look forward to.
All who knew him will sorely miss this great man; however, they can take pleasure in knowing that they had an opportunity to be a part of his life. Finally, please lift up your voice and rejoice for the life of a son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather that positively impacted so many lives in his 90 plus years on this earth. A life lived with purpose and devotion, a life lived with commitment and integrity, a life lived with courage and accomplishment, a life lived well. Rest in Peace!
In lieu of flowers the family asks that a gift in his name be made to the following:
Johnstown Cemetery Association
c/o Kenny Hooper
19003 19th Ct N.
Independence, MO 64058