Richard W. Hunt of Hendersonville died on August 15, 2016 at The Bridge at Lake Pointe Landing. Born March 12, 1929 in Rochelle, IL, he was the only son of William and Laura Hunt. In 1951 he graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Richard served as an officer in the US Navy for four years.
Richard worked for Motorola for 6 years as a field sales engineer before starting his own business as a manufacturers’ representative for the electronics industry in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 1972 he sold the business and moved to Melbourne, FL, opening his own advertising company with his wife and later opening a collectible store. He served as treasurer of the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers and authored “The Goebel Miniatures of Robert Olszewski.” Richard was a volunteer pilot for the Civil Air Patrol.
In 1992 they moved part-time to Kenmure in Flat Rock, making North Carolina their permanent home in 1996. In Kenmure he served on the Security Committee, was head of the First Responders, which grew to over 100 Kenmure residents, and was voted “Kenmure man of the year” because of his work with the First Responders. Using his paramedic skills, he taught CPR at Pardee Hospital and Blue Ridge Community College. He was a 50-year Master Mason, was very active in the Hendersonville Shrine Club, and was a member of HACS, Hendersonville Area Computer Society. He was proud to help spearhead the employees’ Appreciation Fund at Lake Pointe Landing.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Winona; son, Richard N. of Vientiane, Laos; daughter, Randalle Hunt Moore (Patrick) of Alexandria, LA; daughter, Kristine Glann of Ann Arbor, MI; and son, Thomas Glann, deceased. He leaves 3 grandchildren, Travis Moore (Kelly) of Baton Rouge, LA, Hannah Moore Hollier (James) of Birmingham, AL and Nathan Hunt of Livermore, CA; and 2 great-grandchildren, Luke Moore and Iris Hollier.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10am Friday, August 19 in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with visitation immediately following. Interment will be later at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC. Memorials may be sent to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, c/o Hendersonville Shrine Club, PO Box 1901, Hendersonville, NC 29793.
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