After a long and valiant battle with cancer, James Hunt passed away peacefully at
his Fairview home on Sunday, February 19 th . James was born in Elko, Nevada to
James M. Hunt and Alma L. (Bails) Hunt on July 2 nd , 1955, the third of four
children. After finishing high school in Yerrington, Nevada, James earned degrees
in automotive and diesel technology from WyoTech (Laramie, WY) in 1975 and
diesel electric technology at Idaho State University in 1983. James met his bride,
Wanita, in 1975 and they were married June 12, 1976. James worked a 41—year
career for Simplot in Pocatello and Smoky Canyon. James and Wanita raised three
boys and a girl. After his retirement in 2018, James worked for Shane Forster
doing truck repair.
James loved a variety of outdoor activities – hunting, fishing, and cutting
firewood for anybody and everybody that needed it. He helped anyone in need of
auto repair or any other need. James also loved the Lord and has been a
treasured member of Morning Star Baptist Church for 28 years. His brothers and
sisters in the faith community knew James as a quiet man of faith, given to prayer.
James is survived by his wife, Wanita, and children Brian, (GreenRiver Wy.)
Ben, (Sheperd MT.) Brandon and Angie, (Afton, Wy ) grandchildren Benj and
Autumn, and sisters Janice Erickson, Jenine Valenzuela, and Jill Southard.
A memorial and celebration of James’ life and heart is planned for 11 am on
Saturday, March 4 th at Morning Star Baptist Church (156 Morning Star Drive,
Alpine). A live stream will be provided from the Morning Star Baptist church
Facebook page. A luncheon will be provided after the service