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James C. “Jim” Hunt

August 4, 1937 May 18, 2022
James C. “Jim” Hunt
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James Craft Hunt, age 84, passed away and went to heaven in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was under the care of hospice, Advent Health Orlando. He had been battling dementia and Parkinson’s for several years and recently contracted Covid. He was born August 4th, 1937 in Moultrie, Georgia, Jim was the son of the late Arthur (Sid) Hunt and the late Idalia Craft Hunt of Tifton, Georgia.
Jim served and retired from the Army National Guard as Company Commander in Valdosta, GA. He got his start as a history teacher in Hahira, GA, as well as coaching basketball. He then moved on to school administrator at Valdosta Jr High school, until he moved to Nashville, GA to become administrator of Berrien High School. He was also school administrator of several other schools in Berrien County. Jim served on the Georgia School Boards Association of Berrien County Schools. He was an active member of United Methodist Church in Nashville, GA where he taught Sunday School classes for many years. He also served as lay leader. Jim was an avid member of the Rotary Club in Nashville, GA until he moved to Winter Springs, FL where he was a member of the Rotary Club. Jim was a high school basketball official for 30 years of the Southern Basketball Officials Association. He was a graduate of Valdosta State University and continued on to receive his M.S. in Education Administration at Georgia Southern University. Jim was also an avid golfer and you could always find him on the course with his friends. He also volunteered in Security during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA.
Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Roberts Hunt; and his daughters and their spouses Kim and Chris LaRocca; Syd and David Smith, all in the Orlando, FL area and his grandson, Hunter LaRocca of Orlando. He is preceded in death of his grandson, Scott Brogdon LaRocca (25) who passed away almost 1 year to the day on May 20, 2021, and preceded his brother Larry Brogdon Hunt, and his surviving wife, Jeanette Hunt of Adel, GA. He has many nieces and nephews who also loved him dearly. He loved his family with all of his heart and always had a smile on his face and such sweet words to anyone who came in contact with him. He never met a stranger. He loved to tell stories, spend time with his family and was loved by so many friends, students and teachers over the years during his time as administrator in the Berrien County School System. He had such a kind and gracious heart and helped so many students in need. He was always found walking the halls of the school whistling, singing and stopping by the teacher's room to tell a joke or two. He always chose to do more for others than he did for himself.
The family will have a graveside service at the Oviedo Methodist Cemetery across from Oviedo High School on May 23rd at 10:00 am. Friends of the family are welcome. A visitation and memorial service will be held in Nashville, GA at Lovein Funeral Home on May 26th with visitation from 6-7 pm and a memorial service at 7.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Nashville, GA.

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Graveside

Monday

23

May

10:00 AM 5/23/2022 10:00:00 AM
Oviedo Cemetery

15 W Broadway Street
Oviedo, FL 32765

Oviedo Cemetery
15 W Broadway Street Oviedo 32765 FL
United States

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Oviedo Cemetery Final Resting Place

15 W Broadway Street
Oviedo, FL 32765

15 W Broadway Street Oviedo 32765 FL
United States
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