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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL

OBITUARY

Cary "Pete" Neal Hunt Sr.

June 29, 1937March 9, 2020

Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch. -- Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

Cary Neal (Pete) Hunt, master plumber and master carpenter used his hands to build a lot of things in his eighty-two years of life. But with his heart he built relationships with the foundation of love and supported by laughter and a zest for life. If he liked you, he teased you—mercilessly—and he liked most people he met. A lover of westerns, the waffle house, foot rubs and babies, he never shied away from hard work. His heart might have been worn out, but it was big and open to most everyone. Loved ones who were waiting on him on the other side are his mother and father Bessie and Austin (Buck) Hunt, his brother Kenneth Hunt and his sister Mildred (Midge) Tucker. Loved ones who will miss his joyful spirit and twinkling blue eyes are his children and their spouses: Cary Neal and Kelly Hunt, Christie and Steven Craig, and Craig and Rhonda Hunt. His grandchildren: Cara and Chris Bates, Brandy Hunt and fiancé, Tad Tregeagle, Nina and Jason Makepeace, Steven and Sarah Craig, Emmaleigh Johnston, Austin Hudson, Matt Hudson and Amber Hudson. His great grandchildren: Austin Bates, Lily Makepeace, Theodore Walsh and Ryan Jenkins. His siblings and their spouses: Sharron and Benny Waddell, Keith and Sherry Hunt, and Bo Hunt. Numerous nieces, nephews and special friends: Ralph and Ethel Vaughn and Faye and Alana Moore. In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 12, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 13, 2020

Memories

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Sharron Waddell

March 12, 2020

My precious brother was everything to me. I loved him so much and he did me. These last few days he talked about going to his heavenly home to be with our other family members that had gone on before. He told me "dont worry sister im gonna be just fine" He was a crazy funny man who loved laughter but more importantly he was a kind spirited man who loved his family and God. My heart will eternally be empty. I called him my HERO. Thats what he was to me. I heard a song last night that said God must have needed a hero. He will be my hero forever. But i know i will see my sweet hero again someday. Gods probably already got him building my golden house in heaven for when i get there.
I love you brother.

Steve and Sarah Craig

March 11, 2020

Words can't express how much we will miss you Gran Pete. Every trip up there to visit will be a cherished memory.

Shayla Davenport

March 11, 2020

Shayla Davenport

March 11, 2020

Shayla Davenport

March 11, 2020

Shayla Davenport

March 11, 2020

Donna Helms

March 10, 2020

My cousin Pete literally saved my life when I was around 8 or 9. I was trying to be a circus performer and twirl from a rope by my neck. Pete came along just in time to get me down before I choked to death. Always had a ready grin and a twinkle in his eyes. He was a good cousin, a good man and I loved him. Christy Craig, he was so proud of you!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY