Thomas Russell Hunt Jr.

November 28, 1932July 7, 2019

Thomas R. Hunt, Jr., MD, 86, died peacefully on July 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, The Honorable Thomas Hunt, Sr., Circuit Judge, 4th District, and his mother Virginia C. Hunt Liesenberg. Thomas is survived by his son Thomas Hunt, III, MD, DSc, daughter-in-law Teri Hunt, four grandchildren and his lifetime partner Sam El, MD.

Thomas completed his medical degree and his Neurosurgical Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was one of the leading Neurosurgeons at Research Medical Center for many years. He was a member of The American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Thomas served in the US Air Force, and was a world traveler as well as an avid aviator who loved to fly his own plane for leisure. He recently lived in France and Canada. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and his beloved dog Baily.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 16, with a funeral service to follow at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.

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  • The Honorable Thomas Hunt Sr. (deceased), Father
  • Virginia C. Hunt (deceased), Mother
  • Thomas Hunt III, MD, DSc, Son
  • Teri Hunt, Daughter-in-law
  • Four Grandchildren, ...
  • Sam El, MD, Lifetime Partner


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Thomas Russell Hunt Jr.

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Lee Vandenbos

July 16, 2019

Tom Hunt was active in the Heartland Men's Chorus and sang baritone with me and 100 singers who entertained audiences at the Folly Theater in Kansas City at concerts 3 times a yr. This was during the 2004- 2008 seasons. He was always friendly and had a good outlook for the chorus and enjoyed his times when we took trips and sang at community fairs, schools and other venues. He often entertained and I remember playing bridge at his house. I also worked with him as a realtor when he wanted to sell his house. He will be missed and my condolences are extended to his family, friends and long time partner. God Bless!

Jerome Megna

July 15, 2019

Tom was a man I stayed in touch with for a long time. He visited me several times and we shared many stories together. My favorite was the time I took him to a group of Brooklyn friends. He was as comfortable among these kooky friends of mine as he was among a ballroom full of professionals. One of my friends had the temerity to say to him, "So what do you do, Pops?" After Tom's response, he was the hit of the Party. He is a man I will never forget.

Pedro González

July 13, 2019

Dearest friend Tom you gave me shelter as friend in your heart as well in your home when I needed you’ll be missed Rest In Peace and happiness sweet friend

Mike Ball

July 12, 2019

Many Kansas City Dinner Club memories shared over the years. 2 Cruises under our belt. Definitely quite a few laughs together over at least one costume on one specific cruise you chose. It wasn't "Pretty" as you knew. But great fun. Loved You Tommy for being all inclusive. Bye my Friend!