Gary Eugene Hunt

Gary Eugene Hunt

Gary Eugene Hunt, 72, a resident of Percy, IL and formerly of Wayne City, IL passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021.

He was born on February 23, 1949 in McLeansboro, IL to his parents Samuel Levi Hunt and Ruby Mae (Laird) Hunt.

Gary was a truck driver for Gilster-Mary Lee for over 40 years.  He was also a veteran of the US Army Corps of Engineers, having served during the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and traveling.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #1145 in Percy, IL and a member of the Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Wayne City, IL.

Gary is survived by his significant other of many years, Glenda Reitz of Percy, IL; a son Jimmy (Cheryl) Hunt of Percy, 3 daughters: Lucreta “Lucy” (Andy) Gilbert of Spanaway, WA; Patricia (Michael) Morrison of Murphysboro, IL and Sara Inselmann of Percy; a sister Louise (Ron) Webber of Mt. Vernon, IL; a brother Ronnie (Debbie) Hunt of Carlyle, IL, 3 step-children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both parents, a son Scottie Hunt, 2 brothers: Herman Hunt and Jim Hunt, and a grandson Thomas Scott Morrison.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 5-8 pm at Young Funeral Home in Wayne City.  Funeral services for Gary Eugene Hunt will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Wayne City, IL with Rev. Richard McCormick officiating.  Burial will follow at Baltimore Cemetery across from the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church and will be accepted at the church, or at Young Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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