Thomas N. Hunt, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 22, 1943, at Crawfordsville, to Robert F. and Cora Nichols Hunt. Tom was a 1961 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller from 1962 to 1966. He then graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1967 and joined his father at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, where he served as a third generation funeral director until his retirement in 2016.

He was very active in the community where he was a member of the Elks Lodge, Eagles Lodge, Montgomery County Shriners, Masonic Lodge #50 and U.S. Navy Memorial. He had served on the Crawfordsville Park and Rec board for 20-plus years, board of directors of USA Life One Insurance, Oak Hill Cemetery Board and Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County board. Tom loved to play golf with his golf buddies, ride his motorcycle and travel. He especially loved spending time with his family. 

Tom married Laura Whitecotton on Oct. 7, 1967. She preceded him in death in January 2012. He then married R. Deborah Gwin on June 1, 2013. She survives. 

He also is survived by his sons, David (Karin) Hunt, Rob (Jim Heinzman) Hunt and Stephen Lutterloh. He has two grandchildren, Holly (Ian) Line and Kyle (Victoria) Hunt, a step-grandson, Aaron Heinzman, as well as two great-grandchildren, Warren Thomas Line and Ellie Anne Line. His sister, Roberta Berry, is also surviving.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Whitacre officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery North with military rites at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 123, Washington, DC 20004 or the American Legion Post 72 Honor Guard, 101 Walter Remley Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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