By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Robert W. Hunt
June 25, 1926 to April 5, 2010
Placeholder Image
Robert Hunt was a long time farmer in the Manteca area and a former heavy equipment operator. He was a World War II Veteran, a graduate of the University of Davis with a degree in History and where he played football and was voted one of the two top Guards in the Far Western Conference. He was being recruited by the LA Rams, but an injury ended his football career. His nick name on the team was Tiny and at 6’2” he was the biggest guy on the team.

After college he worked with his dad Charles Hunt in Manteca, Ripon, Turlock, Fresno and Livingston. They had a land-leveling business and raised cattle and crops. He also did support work for the Manteca High School FFA. One of the students was Weldon Burson. Weldon needed a ride home one day and there was a chance meeting with Barbara Burson. Robert and Barbara were married July 8, 1952 and the marriage lasted until Barbara’s death August 5, 2008. He had also been active in the water district for several years.

He enjoyed working in his garden and loved to visit with his family and see what the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were up to. He enjoyed reading and watching a good football game. He loved to take a drive and see what was growing around the surrounding areas.

He was preceded in death by his wife (Barbara Hunt) and his parents (Charles and Lucille Hunt) and by his brother (Billy) and sister (Barbara Parsons), grandson (Robert Hunt) and great-granddaughter (McKenzie Hunt). He is survived by sons William (wife Carol) Hunt of Pinole, Paul (wife Becky) Hunt of Manteca, Charles (wife Lori) Hunt of West Point, UT and daughters Helen (husband Dennis) Howe of Waterford and Marie Hunt of Houston, TX, 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister June (husband Teddy) Campbell of Canada and brother-in-law Weldon (wife Alicia) Burson of Acampo, along with several nieces and nephews. He was greatly loved and will be missed.

Arrangements were handled by Park View Funeral Home, 3661 E. French Camp Road in Manteca.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, May 1, 2010