In memory of
John Murphy Hunt
In memory of
John Murphy Hunt
John Murphy Hunt June 7, 1941 - March 5, 2020 John Murphy Hunt, 78, known as Huntco, passed away at home March 5, 2020 from pancreatic cancer. His four siblings Edward, Margaret Ann, Thomas and Hector, along with his parents Frances and Hector Hunt, predeceased him. In a letter one friend wrote: "I've always appreciated (maybe marvel is the better word) John, your keen insight about what is bullshit and what's not and how you take a direct line, through the froth, to what's real and what's important to you." John always possessed that clarity and was never afraid to share his opinion with others. John never took himself too seriously, nor anyone else for that matter. John briefly attended Central Catholic and Jesuit before he was chased out by both the nuns and priests. John had several careers over his lifetime: underground hard rock miner, bar owner, land salesman, and founder of Huntco. The last was his most successful and longest tenured. Huntco sold concrete trash receptacles, which, according to John, sounded better than saying he sold garbage cans. After a short retirement, John became an Uber driver. He liked to say it was like being back in the bar business, but without the booze. He met interesting people and enjoyed driving the familiar streets of his hometown while sharing a story. John worked hard throughout his life, but also liked to have fun. He watched as many baseball games as humanly possible and had an encyclopedic memory of sports statistics. His favorite pastimes included golfing at the coast, taking in a sporting event, enjoying Bruce Springsteen concerts with his children and grandchildren, having a good laugh (even at the expense of others), and overindulging in his food. If you weren't having fun alongside him, he wasn't too interested in hanging out with you. You knew you were in his good graces if he bestowed a nickname on you. His love of life, big personality and even bigger feet will be missed by all of us. John is survived by his lifetime partner, Camille Hunt; and their children, Victoria Lloyd, Shawn Patrick and Danielle Bastron. He is also survived by children from his first marriage, Sean, Kevin and Tim Hunt, and Shannon Habegger. He has 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. A sincere thank you to all our wonderful friends and hospice caregivers who have been on this journey with us. It took a village. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
John Murphy Hunt
John Murphy Hunt June 7, 1941 - March 5, 2020 John Murphy Hunt, 78, known as Huntco, passed away at home March 5, 2020 from pancreatic cancer. His four siblings Edward, Margaret Ann, Thomas and Hector, along with his parents Frances and Hector Hunt, predeceased him. In a letter one friend wrote: "I've always appreciated (maybe marvel is the better word) John, your keen insight about what is bullshit and what's not and how you take a direct line, through the froth, to what's real and what's important to you." John always possessed that clarity and was never afraid to share his opinion with others. John never took himself too seriously, nor anyone else for that matter. John briefly attended Central Catholic and Jesuit before he was chased out by both the nuns and priests. John had several careers over his lifetime: underground hard rock miner, bar owner, land salesman, and founder of Huntco. The last was his most successful and longest tenured. Huntco sold concrete trash receptacles, which, according to John, sounded better than saying he sold garbage cans. After a short retirement, John became an Uber driver. He liked to say it was like being back in the bar business, but without the booze. He met interesting people and enjoyed driving the familiar streets of his hometown while sharing a story. John worked hard throughout his life, but also liked to have fun. He watched as many baseball games as humanly possible and had an encyclopedic memory of sports statistics. His favorite pastimes included golfing at the coast, taking in a sporting event, enjoying Bruce Springsteen concerts with his children and grandchildren, having a good laugh (even at the expense of others), and overindulging in his food. If you weren't having fun alongside him, he wasn't too interested in hanging out with you. You knew you were in his good graces if he bestowed a nickname on you. His love of life, big personality and even bigger feet will be missed by all of us. John is survived by his lifetime partner, Camille Hunt; and their children, Victoria Lloyd, Shawn Patrick and Danielle Bastron. He is also survived by children from his first marriage, Sean, Kevin and Tim Hunt, and Shannon Habegger. He has 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. A sincere thank you to all our wonderful friends and hospice caregivers who have been on this journey with us. It took a village. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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