Robert Glen Hunt

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Robert “Bob” Glen Hunt, Sr., was born July 7, 1937 in Springfield, MO to Glen & Lenora (Grant) Hunt. He went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 9, 2019 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

Bob was united in marriage to Doris Ann Banta on June 16, 1957. To this union, two children were born, Sharon Kay Hodges-Reising and Robert Hunt, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Edwin Hunt and Larry Joe Hunt; a sister, Gloria Louise Harris; son-in-law, Danny Lee Hodges; and granddaughter, Krystel Belle Hodges.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris Ann (Banta) Hunt, Marshfield; daughter, Sharon Kay (Hunt) Hodges-Reising, Marshfield; son, Robert Glen Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Kellie, Marshfield; six grandchildren, Devin Scott Hodges and his wife, Sarah, Poplar Bluff, MO,  Brooke Yvette  Hunt, Dominieck Shayne Reising, David Allen Reising II, Meredith Michelle Hunt, and Kaysea Adayle Reising, all of Marshfield; two great-grandchildren, Rowyn Leigh Hodges, and Renley Zayne Hodges, Poplar Bluff, MO; a special cousin, Kathyleen Hunt, Springfield, MO; and a host of family and friends.

Bob worked for Rothmel Service Station as an auto mechanic on old 66 until I-44 came in and the station closed. He worked for City Utilities as a bus mechanic for seven years, then he built a body shop, mechanic shop and towing business, which he ran for 30 years. He then owned and operated HHH Hauling for fifteen years.  Over the past 50 years, he also invested in many rental properties. After retiring, he helped his son out from time to time in his construction business. He worked as hard after retirement as he did when he had his businesses.

Bob was a charter member of Marshfield Evangelical Methodist Church, and in recent years attended Marshfield Church of the Nazarene.

Bob enjoyed driving stock cars and drag racing in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. He thought it was very important to learn car maintenance, which he taught his daughter, Sharon, at a very young age. He loved collecting pennies and was always looking at the ground trying to find one, even if that meant going into the street and stopping traffic. If you knew Bob, he had a love for food and for church dinners, family dinners, and anything dinners!

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Marshfield Church of the Nazarene., Marshfield, with interment in Hunt Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 in Fraker Funeral Home, 1131, State Hwy A, Marshfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Anna’s House and left in care of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc.

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