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William "Bill" E. Hunt

February 22, 1928 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 93)

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Mr. William “Bill” E. Hunt, 93, of Brookport, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Waldo Baptist Church with Revs. Jack Russell and Trad York officiating. Burial will follow in Pell Cemetery with military rites.

Bill was a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War, retired as an electrician from TVA and was a member of Waldo Baptist Church. He was a diehard Alabama football fan and a devout Christian man who loved his family.

William is survived by five daughters, Rhoda Jacobs of Brookport, Carla Kirksey and husband Matthew of Brookport, Stephanie Merrill and husband Richard of Metropolis, Melanie Munro of Frazier, OR, Debra Nowlin of Frazier, OR; one son, Richard Davis and wife Michelle of Bardstown, KY; seventeen grandchildren, Matthew Jones and wife Valerie, Jason Emerson and wife Cassie, Tara Welch, John Emerson and wife Sarah, J.D. Flanary and wife Becky, Christian Flanary, Kristina Bailey and husband Byron and Jonathan Dye and wife Kristin, Taylor Parr and husband Tyler, Triniti Faughn and husband Kendall, Angela Mask McCaig, Trent Mask, Janel Mask Barkley, Shannon Lane, Will Grooms, Greg Pendergrast, and Scott Monroe; 29 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Solan and Beullah Hunt; wife of 35 years, Mary “Jeannie” Hunt; one daughter, Ronda Mask; one sister; three sons-in-law, Terry Jacobs, Duncan Munro, and Frank Nowlin; one grandson, Donald Ray Summers.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, May 5, 2021 from 6 to 8 pm at the Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given in William’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be left online at

Pallbearers: Matthew Jones, Richard Davis, Jason Emerson, John Emerson, J.D. Flanary, Richard Merrill, Jonathan Dye, Christian Flanary

Honorary Pallbearers: Zach Jones, Nathan Emerson


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May 5, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home
7742 South US 45 Rd.
Brookport, IL 62910

Funeral Service
May 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Waldo Baptist Church
6970 Waldo Church Road
Metropolis, IL 62960


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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