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Ricky M. “Rick” Hunt

Rick M. Hunt was born October 20, 1957 in Holden, Missouri and departed this life on August 25, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family and his dog, Sadie, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 5 days.

He was the son of Robert Marion and Rena Mae (Shewmaker) Hunt.

Rick spent his younger years in Greenwood, Missouri and attended Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Rick was a man with a strong work ethic. After high school Rick worked for Kenell Building Materials in Greenwood for 22 years before accepting a position with Whistle Redi-Mix in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, where he worked for another 18 years. In 2016, Rick began working for Wilmoth’s Basement Company as a panel truck driver, retiring in May of this year.

On November 3, 1979, Rick was united in marriage with Janet Hood in Lone Jack, Missouri and they made their home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. In 1997, Rick moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Rick was a “mountain man” through and through and took great pride and confidence in his knowledge of the outdoors. But, above all else, Rick loved his family and was extremely proud of his grandchildren. He remained close to his three brothers, even after the death of their parents, and they made it a point to gather at least once a week at Rick’s house where he would prepare dinner for them and anyone else who happened to be there.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rena Hunt.

He is survived by his former wife and forever love, Janet (Hood) Hunt of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; son (Rick’s “Main Man”), Ricky Hunt, II of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter (Rick’s “Baby Girl”) Nicole Hunt of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; brothers, Robert Marion Hunt, II and wife Robin of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Randy Michael Hunt and wife Brenda Kay of Peculiar, Missouri, and Russell Murray Hunt of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; grandchildren, Brooklen Bird and Ricky M. Hunt, III; his faithful canine companion, Sadie; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Per Rick’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.

A Memorial Service, In Memory of Ricky M. “Rick” Hunt, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri with Elder Butch Shewmaker officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

7 Messages

  • Nicole Hunt Posted September 10, 2021 7:21 pm


    • Nicole Posted September 18, 2021 6:40 pm

      Nicole I am so sorry for your loss I know how hard it must be but im sure your dad would tell you that he is in a better place now and that he can now watch over you and Brooklyn and that he love you both and he would want to let you know he is at peace now and he would want you to be at peace also he loves his baby girl! So if you ever need guideness and direction please don’t hesitate to talk to him he will be listening to your every need . And if you ever need to talk i am also here for you you know I have a special place in my heart and soul for you and Brooklyn love you and take care.RIP Rick.Dave Herring

  • Rachel Bunce Posted September 11, 2021 4:35 pm

    Uncle Rick was a wonderful man, an amazing chef, and a awesome uncle with an unforgettable laugh. You will forever be missed but this is not goodbye, this is only see you later! With all my love Rach

  • Marcella Ellifrits Posted September 11, 2021 8:13 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of your love one .Our thoughts and Prayers for you to be comforted in this difficult time .Sending our Hugs and Love to you all. Marcella Ellifrita and Family💜

  • Linda Mathews Posted September 12, 2021 9:37 pm

    Paul and I are heartbroken to hear of Rick’s passing. I know he always cared so much for you and his children and grandchildren. Just know we are here for you. Remember, “to be absent from the body, is to be present w/the Lord”. The Lord is here to Love You and Comfort You too! Our Prayers and Love are w/you🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Dave herring Posted September 13, 2021 3:39 am

    I never got to meet Rick but im sure he was a great man I know his daughter Nicole spoke highly of him and even though I haven t spoke with Nicole in some time im sure her heart is broken and I want to send my thoughts and prayers of comfort to the intire family.God Bless and RIP Rick

  • Nora Minor Posted September 16, 2021 10:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss, my thought are with your family. I went to school with him and always thought he was a great guy.

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