Earl Hunt Jr. with his angel wings took his heavenly rest early in the morning on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.
Earl Hunt Jr. was born January 21, 1942 in East Prairie, Missouri to Earl Hunt and Mamie L. Hunt. Earl Hunt Jr. attended and graduated from South High School in Akron, OH. He excelled in high school sports. Also attended a two year college specializing in Psychology. He loved animals, especially dogs. In 1973 Earl Hunt Jr. moved to Cincinnati, where he resided until his death.
He received many accolades for his tenacious spirit in the community. He was never a stranger to anyone and always lent a helping hand, particularly those in need. On October 19, 2017 Earl Hunt Jr. was the recipient of Celebrating Our Beloved Community Individual Award. His spirit, open heart, and his kindness was a gift to the community.
Earl Hunt Jr. served as a mentor to men and women experiencing homeless. In 1984, Earl Hunt Jr. boarded a bus to Atlanta to participate in the “Housing Now” march making a public outcry for affordable housing. He was an excellent culinary person and shared some of his recipes with friends and neighbors. But he always reminded us that when it comes of his special recipes he would not share his special ingredients. Believe me we tried to persuade him but it was a relentless endeavor! Earl Hunt Jr. served 21 faithful years as the Cook of the Drop Inn Center in Cincinnati . As a child and teenager he attended First Apostolic Faith Church, Akron, Ohio under the leadership of Frances L. Smith. Later after relocating to Cincinnati Earl Jr. attended church services regularly at Trinity Baptist Church until his health began to decline.
Earl Hunt Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Earl Hunt. Earl Hunt Jr. leaves to treasure his legacy, mother, Mamie L. Hunt, three brothers, Walter L. Hunt, Robert L. Hunt, Thomas (Tommy) G. Hunt and two sisters, Linda (Lyn) Gilbert, and Shirley L. Hunt, and a host of cousins, aunts, nieces, and uncles. He will be deeply missed by all, including his many friends in Cincinnati, because he touched so many lives.