Jeffrey David Hunt

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Jeffrey David Hunt

Jeffrey David Hunt was born in Pensacola, Florida on March 18, 1955 and passed away peacefully on October 25th at 2:20pm.

Jeff lived a life dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others.

He lived in Lake Mary, Florida, Overland Park, KS, and his final home of Seattle, Washington.

Jeff impacted all those around him, especially in his job at the Federal Emergency Management Agency where he mentored hazard mitigation staff, and will be greatly missed by those with whom he worked.

Jeff had a passion for history and sports. As a graduate of the North Carolina State University, Jeff specifically enjoyed watching and rooting for the teams of North Carolina. He was known for his dry and witty sense of humor; he enjoyed keeping those around him on their toes and making them laugh. He was always first to help others but never wanted to impose on anyone else.

Jeff is preceded in death by his canine companion, Beauty, and his feline friend, Elvis. He leaves behind his loving sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Mike McCraw. His two loyal companions, Oliver and Google, will be trekking across country to live with the McCraw’s and their 8 other cats in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Jeff’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, November 14th at 2:30 P.M. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood, Washington.

9 Responses to “Jeffrey David Hunt”

  • Christine Mobley says:

    Jeff was a true professional who loved his work and helping or mentoring others. His loss has been greatly felt by many but the impacts of his true spirit and heart will continue to inspire.

  • Shannon McCraw says:

    I am going to miss you so much, Jeff. I have so many questions and there so many things left unsaid. The two things I hope you knew are 1) I loved you and 2) I was proud of you. I will see you again one day…
    Don’t worry about Oliver and Google…they are coming to Kernersville to live mike, me and our 8 cats. I promise they will be spoiled.
    Your loving little sister,
    Shannon

  • Sandy Cox says:

    It is difficult to find the words to express my feelings of loss and sadness. Yes, Jeff, I am at a loss for words. Will never forget your sense of humor, our challenging discussions, your kindness, you not only listening but also hearing what was being said, your unwavering support and so much more. You set a high bar for all who worked for and with you and never failed to help us keep striving to reach that bar. Goodbye.

  • Maria Maldonado says:

    I will always be grateful for the friendship we had and will always cherished the years we worked together. I will always remember the many times we traveled to EMI for training, and the side trips (visits)we always managed to squeeze in prior to returning back to Kansas City. Specifically, the time he invited me to go to the Baltimore Harbor. We spent a few hours touring the SS Constellation, walking through the beautiful harbor, and somehow managed to have lunch before returning back to the BWI airport. The first time we visited Gettysburg together. He knew so much about the history of the battle of Gettysburg that he transported me back into time. He was a kid at heart whenever he had an opportunity to talk about history, specifically, American History. One more memory that comes to mind was the time several R7 HMA team members went to EMI for training. The training finished earlier than originally scheduled so we decided to go to the Hershey Park. Upon arrival at the park we agreed to ride the Great Bear, a favorite, inverted steel coaster that leaves your feet dangling off the ground and launches you into a course of drops, loops, and corkscrews. We got on the ride and some of us (including Jeff) found ourselves praying for our dear lives. Needless to say, we decided to keep our feet on the ground for the remaining of the night. My friend you will always be in heart. You are greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

  • Edwin Maldonado says:

    I want to wish my friend Jeff safe journey to your resting place with our Lord and Savior Jesus. Jeff had a warm heart, a very kind and giving demeanor. He was always caring and protective of those that worked or was with him. He took care of my wife Maria while I was deployed out of state and could not get back home to take care of her myself. This meant the world to me because Maria and I were alone in a new state. This is the beautiful person and generous heart he always displayed. Another fine man will be missed on this earth, but will be treasured in heaven.

    Our Condolences to his sister and family.

    Edwin and Maria Maldonado of Olathe, Kansas

  • Joseph DeSanto says:

    Jeff was fun, compassionate and great travel companion. I had the pleasure of working with Jeff years ago and we did a lot of traveling together. He was always up for exploring and finding adventure. RIP Jeff.

  • Wendy Forler says:

    I met Jeff shortly after he moved to Seattle. What a gentleman! I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him, we inevitably ended up discussing movies and historic events.
    While I didn’t know him well, I could tell he was such a kind soul. He will be missed for sure! Rest in peace Jeff 🙂

  • Brenna Meneghini says:

    Love and miss you Jeff. I’ll always carry a part of you with me.

  • Stacey Norman says:

    I will miss Jeff’s kindness, generosity and willingness to help. He was a true gentleman.

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