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Jay H. Hunter

Jay H. Hunter, 79, of Amanda, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born August 2, 1941 in Columbus and was the son of the late Howard and Mary (Bartholomew) Hunter.  Jay was a 1959 graduate of Amanda High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran.  He was a lifelong farmer in Amanda.  He was a member of Amanda U.M. Church, volunteer at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster Community Chorus, Lancaster Mens Chorus, Farm Bureau and Amanda Lions Club.  Jay spent hours in helping build the Ed Wolfe park.  He was a past school board member and A-C Athletic Booster.  He was on the committee when the new addition was built on the church.  Jay was a big supporter of all Amanda Clearcreek athletics.  He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.  He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

            He is survived by his children, Lana (Marty Norris) Banker, Jason (Jennifer) Hunter and Jarrod (Rachel Archer) Hunter; grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, Brock, Andrew, Nathan and Jarrah; great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Jade and Gage; sisters, Elsie (Ramon) Shupe and Arlene (Emmer) Baldwin and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharma.

            A cremation has been handled with care by the Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Gerald Mershimer.  A time to visit with the family will be 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

            Memorial contributions may be made to A-C Athletic Boosters or Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Rd., Circleville, Ohio 43113 in Jay’s memory.


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My condolences to Jarod and Jason on the loss of their father. May God's grace comfort you all.
Lance and Lori Shaw

Lance Shaw Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

I met Jay in first grade and we spent 11 more years at Amanda School. After our graduation in 1959 our paths rarely crossed, usually at the class reunions. I last saw him at a concert early this year at Crossroads.

My deepest sympathy to Elsie, Arlene, and their families, and to Jay's children and grandchildren at this very sad time.

Bonnie (Wasem) Bolsen Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

Jay Hunter was the go to guy throughout our school years. If you had a class question or a problem with another classmate you went to Jay for advice. From the first grade on he was one of the best looking kids in our class. He always had a pleasant smile which made him approachable. Jay was class President several times because his classmates looked up to him. Ruth Ann and I were not close to Jay, after graduation; but when we would return to Amanda and he would see us, he would always greet us as if no time had passed. The last time we saw him was at our 60th Class Reunion dinner and he was the same Jay. Rest In Peace Jay, you were a good man.
Fred & Ruth Ann (Christy) Helser

Fred & Ruth Ann Helser Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. I have known Jay for a lot of years and always considered him a friend as well as a fellow farmer. We always saw him at school supporting the teams whether they were having a great year or a bad year. He will sorely be missed He is his on our prayer list list as well as the Family.

Noah and Joyce Ann Kerns Blosser Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jay Hunter

Vera Bigwood Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

I'm very sorry for the loss of your dad and grandfather. I really got to know Jay when I took care of Sharma,who l loved dearly and Jay. Was always so nice to me and we had some great conversations and laughs. I know he be missed by many especially his family who he loved dearly. He talked about family a lot he very proud of his family. God bless you all and I'm very sorry for your loss

Dawn Loudermilk Sep 14 2020 12:00 AM

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