Hugh Hunt

Hugh Ogden "Jack" Hunt

1930 - 2021

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Obituary of Hugh Ogden "Jack" Hunt

Hugh Ogden Hunt passed away on Tuesday January 26, 2021 in Jackson, MS at the age of 90. He was born to Ernest Ogden and Sara K. Ethridge Hunt on August 10, 1930 in Dyersburg, TN while in route to his home in Cleveland, MS. The delivering doctor called him “Jack” and the nickname stuck for twenty years until he entered military service. Educated in the public schools of Cleveland and Greenville, he graduated cum merito et cum laude from The Webb School, Bell Buckle, TN. He attended Delta State University where he lettered in football and tennis. He graduated from Mississippi Southern College where he served as president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Inter-fraternity Council. Upon graduation he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and served his country during the Korean War as an artillery officer with the First Marine Division. He was proudest that the units for which he was responsible achieved their missions without loss of Marines. Upon release to inactive duty as a Captain, he began a career in the food processing industry, achieving successive management responsibilities with Proctor & Gamble, The Bacon Company, Stokely-Van Camp and Beatrice Foods. While serving as a division president for Stokely-Van Camp in Georgia, he was elected president of the Food Manufactures’ Sales Executive Club of Atlanta, president of the Southeastern Food Manufactures’ Association and chairman of the Georgia Business and Industry Association. In 1992, he and his family organized Capital Leasing Corporation to provide leasing to Southern manufacturers, distributors, and their customers. A long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Jackson, he served in several offices there, including church council president. His memberships include National Rifle Association, The Heritage Foundation, Marine Corps Association & Foundation, The First Marine Division Association, The Injured Marine Semper Fi Foundation, and locally, The Military Order of World Wars and The Walter Scott Coffee Club which he served as commander and president, respectively. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Lauren, his son Robert, and many Marines who died in faithful service to the Corps and country. He is survived by his wife, Becky, daughter, Susan Pridgen and her husband Jimmy, sister Ann Morton and stepson, Kevin Hahn, his wife Shannon and their daughter Addison. He often said five events changed his life for the better; being raised in a stable and supportive family, attendance and graduation from The Webb School, service in the United States Marine Corps, awareness of the grace of God and marriage to Becky. Visitation will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9am until 10am with a memorial service starting at 10am at Christ Lutheran Church, 4421 I-55 North in Jackson, MS. Graveside Service with Military honors will be at 2pm at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton, MS. Memorials may be given to the Semper Fi Fund, 925 College Blvd, Ste 102, PMB 102, Oceanside, CA 92057 or Christ Lutheran Church, 4421 N. I-55N. Jackson, MS 39206
Friday
29
January

Public Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday, January 29, 2021
Christ Lutheran Church
4423 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Please Wear Mask & Social Distance"
Friday
29
January

Memorial Service

10:00 am
Friday, January 29, 2021
Christ Lutheran Church
4423 I-55 North
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
"Please Wear Mask & Social Distance"
Friday
29
January

Military Honors

2:00 pm
Friday, January 29, 2021
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery
258 Honors Circle
Newton, Mississippi, United States
"Please Wear Mask & Social Distance"