James Jay Hunter

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James Jay Hunter

James Jay Hunter passed away at the age of 73 on June 10, 2017 at Virginia Mason Hospital in downtown Seattle.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Okutani-Hunter, his son Teo Hunter and seven grandchildren. Jay was born July 10, 1943 in Auburn Washington.

He worked as an auto body collision repairman until his retirement in 2007. He loved talking to people, helping out friends, neighbors, being with the grandchildren and traveling. He was well known for his “tinkering” in his Garage Workshop and his backyard. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A viewing will be held Sat June 14 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a small private gathering from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Barton Family Funeral Service of Seattle 140th and Aurora Ave N.

There will be a Memorial Service Sun July 30 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Ballards Elks.

2 Responses to “James Jay Hunter”

  • Janet Smith says:

    Jay was very special to me especially after the loss of my father years earlier. Jay and his wife Elaine and chewy had been active in almost all off our family gatherings and especially around Seahawk Football Season. As the grandfather to my nephew Tommy I feel blessed to have had him be apart of my life. He was kind, generous and fun to spend time with. One of the greatest times we shared was when watched Seahawks won the super bowl in Las Vegas. Love you jay

  • Judi MacRae says:

    Jay was a fixture in our lives, and is greatly missed. He was the neighbor who fixed my broken…fill in the blank. He was always there for us and he and Elaine were always supportive and helpful, especially when our little daughter arrived. He made a special bubble machine for the baby shower, and my friends still talk about it!
    It has been difficult watching him fight so hard to stay healthy lately. I’m glad he doesn’t have to fight any more. I miss you, Jay. And I love you, Elaine.

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