Robert Vernon "Bob" Hunt, 96, Littleton, CO died March 17, 2021 from complications of Covid-19 and congestive heart failure.
Bob was born July 18, 1924 at the Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA, the eldest son of John Lyle and Lyla Mae Carrie Campbell Hunt. At the age of four, the family moved to a farm four miles north of Glenwood, IA. Bob attended a one-room schoolhouse, West Liberty #1, thru the eighth grade and then attended Glenwood, IA high school, graduating with the class of 1941. The following summer he traveled to Portland, OR where he worked one year at the Oregon Shipyards as a carpenter building Liberty ships. Subject to being called up in World War II draft; on May 21, 1943 he returned to Glenwood and entered the Army Air Corps. Bob served his country until January 4, 1946, including an assignment as a radar mechanic in the 9th Bomb Group, a B-29 Squadron stationed at Tinian, Marianas Islands in the Pacific. On September 1, 1946, he married Lila L. Johnson, Council Bluffs, IA, where they lived until July 1957 when the family moved to Denver, CO. Bob worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. in retail sales from December 1957 until he retired in March 1989 after 31 years, 3 months, 8 days of service in the Cherry Creek, Westland and Southglenn stores. After his retirement he was an active member of the Denver Area Sears Retiree Club where he served as Vice President and also two terms as President.
On November 2, 1936, Bob accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at the First Christian Church, Glenwood, IA, where the Hunt family attended. After moving to Denver, he was a member of the First Christian Church, Englewood, CO for many years where he served in various capacities including Deacon and Sunday School teacher. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, CO.
Bob's hobbies included golf, square dancing and he was a member of the Columbine Genealogy and Historical Society, Littleton, CO. Bob and his wife of 53 years, Lila, traveled the mid-west states and as far east as West Virginia doing research on the Hunt, Johnson, Campbell and Miller families. He also served as a volunteer at the Littleton hospital from 1990 until 2019.
His wife, mother and father preceded him in death. He is survived by his two sons Robert, Jr. of Littleton, CO, James G. and wife Janice, Cherry Hills Village, CO and daughter Elizabeth A. Rodgers, Castle Rock, CO, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Also, a brother John Lyle Hunt, Fontana, WI.
Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2021, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service on Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10:30 AM, both at Drinkwine Family Mortuary. Bob will be laid to rest with his late wife, Lila, at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
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