Joseph Louis Hunt, Sr.

August 13, 1939 ~ April 3, 2021 (age 81)


Joseph Louis Hunt, Sr., age 81, of Cassopolis, died peacefully early Saturday morning, April 3, 2021 in the comfort of his family’s presence. 

His life began on August 13, 1939 in Cassopolis, Michigan, one of eleven children born to Theron and Corabelle (Shephard) Hunt.  He married Pearl Marie Ballard August 14, 1965 in Calvin Township, Michigan.    

After Joe graduated from high school, he proudly served in the Marine Reserves.  Upon returning, he met the love of his life in 1964 and was married for fifty-five years.  Joe and Pearl were blessed with four beautiful children, Joseph Jr., Robert, John, and Paula.  Joe gave his life to Christ and became a Deacon at the House of Prayer and was a member of New Vision Life in Elkhart, Indiana.  Joe retired from Gunite after twenty-two years.  Joe enjoyed playing cards (pinochle) and chess with his friends.  One of the other things he loved to do was barbeque. He was also an avid jogger, often jogging from Cassopolis to Vandalia and back.  He could often be seen walking all over town as well.  Joe had a sweet tooth and loved his sweets.  When people asked him how he was doing, his response was “I’m still kicking, but not too high!”  Joe was often referred to by different names, to his sons, he was just dad, to his wife, he was Joe, to his grandkids, he was Papa, to some he was Joe Gummie, to his daughter, he was known as Superman!

Joseph will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He leaves to mourn his passing and continue his legacy his wife of fifty-five years, Pearl (Ballard) Hunt of Cassopolis; one daughter, Paula Hunt of Cassopolis; one son, John Hunt of Elkhart; four grandchildren, Micheal L. (Cathy) Hunt of Maryland, LaVante’ J. Hunt of Elkhart, Alexis M. Hunt and Tyrese A. Hunt, both of Cassopolis; great granddaughter, Tessa Hunt and a great grandson on the way; four sisters, Dorothy Alford of Indianapolis, Patricia (Eddie) Forrest of Indianapolis, Sharon Doss of South Bend, Deborah (Mark) Samuel of Anderson, Indiana; one brother, Douglas Hunt of Auburn, Georgia; Godchildren, Carmalita Lawson of Cassopolis, Catrinka Presley of Indianapolis, Paul Peake II of Chicago, Illinois, Quasha White of Georgia, Jammie White of Cassopolis, Paul Peake, III of Kalamazoo, Zyrah and Nathaniel White, both of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Joseph Hunt, Jr., Robert Earl Hunt; three sisters, Lavina Watson, Lola Buck, Carol Davis; and two brothers, Theron Hunt and Charles Hunt.

Family and friends will gather for a funeral service Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis.

Mr. Hunt’s remains will be laid to rest in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Cassopolis.

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Funeral Service
April 10, 2021

5:00 PM
Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

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