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Obituary – Billy “Boney” H. Hunt (1940-2022)

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Billy H. Hunt, better known as Boney, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, July 11, 2022 in Bentonville, Arkansas with his loved ones by his side. Boney was born July 3, 1940 to Steve and Mary Lou (McGarr) Hunt in Waldron, Arkansas. He was 82 years old. Boney was a lifetime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron. He was actively involved in many activities such as volunteering to help with the food pantry and teaching Sunday School. He loved the Lord and tried to live his life by being an example of strong faith and devotion.

When Boney was younger he enjoyed jogging, coaching little league, and just being active. He loved any and all sports, especially the Razorbacks. He was an avid fisherman. Boney retired from ARDOT after 33 years. He made a lot of friends and people who became family. He was a well rounded gentleman who was widely respected.

Boney leaves behind to cherish his memory, one son John Paul Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas and one daughter, Lisa Hogan and husband Scott of Cave Springs, Arkansas. Poppa Boney will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Kayla “May” Grigg (Robert), Shantel Hunt, Jeremy Hunt, Mattison May, and three step grandchildren: Mary Claire, Annie and Ryanne. as well as 7 great grandchildren. Boney is also survived by his siblings: Charles (Pat) Hunt of Houston, Texas, Betty (Byron) Puckett of Mansfield, Arkansas, Arthur “Hook” (Billie) of Woodlands, Texas, Sharon (David) Leggett of Camdon, Arkansas, Elizabeth Qualls of Greenwood, Arkansas, Cynthia Hyde of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Troy Hunt (Tracy) of Greenwood, Arkansas and Debra Hunt of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Boney will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he loved dearly.

Boney was preceded in the death by his parents, Steve and Mary Lou, and one sister, Mona Thomas.

Boney’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2022 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Waldron, Arkansas with Pastor Billie Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas.

Boney’s pallbearers will be Eddie Swisher, Carlton Graham, Kevin Smalling, Scott Hogan, Robert Grigg and Shane Sanderson.

Boney’s visitation will be Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

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