J.C. Hunton, 88, of Green Ridge, died Saturday evening, April 5, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
He was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Columbia, the son of William Harold Hunton and Bessie Irene (Brim) Hunton. On May 22, 1954, at the Broadway Presbyterian Church in Sedalia, Mo., he married Marjorie Pauline Helphrey, who survives of the home.
J.C. was a farmer and a dairyman for most of his working life. After his retirement he was the caretaker of the Green Ridge Cemetery for 19 years and also worked as a farm hand for Reed Farms. He was an Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, and a member of the George T. Murphy American Legion #491, Green Ridge. He was also a long-time member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon, Trustee and Ruling Elder. J.C. enjoyed going to the Missouri State Fair, in Sedalia, and he worked at the Highway Gardens for several years. He also relished Hershey’s Kisses and going to horse shows.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Doug Hunton (Brenda), Windsor; two daughters, Susan Jones (Boyd), Sweet Springs.; Karen Fox (Michael), Warrensburg.; four grandchildren, Justine Fox; Kristin Jones; Kendra Fox; Dustin Gehlken; a brother, Gerald Clayton Hunton (Faye), Sedalia; two nephews, Aaron Hunton (Melissa); Tom Hunton (Sue); four nieces, Sharon Bruner (Cliff); Lawrencine Gerke (Phil); Billie Kay McNamara; Beverly Hunton; Deanna Hathaway (Ron); numerous great-nieces and great nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Bill Hunton; Everett Hunton; a sister, Vernadean Funk; two nephews, Daren Hunton; Kent Funk.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 10 at 2 p.m., at the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church, Green Ridge, with Pastors Randy & Dianna Marcum officiating. Burial will be in the Green Ridge Cemetery, Green Ridge.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church or the Green Ridge Cemetery. Contributions may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.