Ronald Hal Hunt, also known to his friends as ‘Bear’, passed away at his home on Monday October 5, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1960 in Huntington Park, California to Don and Thelma Hunt of Bell Gardens, California. Ron spent most of his life in and around the Bell Gardens, California area until coming to Harrison Arkansas to be closer to his mom and family.
Ron was known for not only his large stature but for his large heart, hilarious humor, and noticeable dimples. He loved to watch movies, listen to music (mostly AC/DC & classic Rock), work on Hotrods, drink his Diet Pepsi, riding his Harleys and spend time with his grandson Brody, who is a spitting image of his ‘Papa’. But he also loved to write poetry, which most people didn’t know about him. He was always the big tough guy with a soft caring heart.
Throughout his life, Ron climbed many emotional and physical hills but always keeping his wacky sense of humor about every issue and he was extremely devoted to his family and friends. He will be missed by many, but he will live on in the precious memories he left behind.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Granville & Lorene Hiller, stepdad Lester Herdman, brother Don Hunt, brother in-law Ulys Youngblood, cousin Keith Hiller, cousin Patti Price, uncle & aunt Eddie and Norma Hiller, aunt Pat Price, and aunt Josephine Williams and many friends.
He is survived by his daughter Christine & husband Nathan Erdman of Branson Missouri, his high school sweetheart Celeste Napolitano of the home, son Jonathan of La Habra California, sister Lena & husband Terry McDonald of Diamond Missouri, sister Lori Youngblood of Harrison Arkansas, Grandson Brody Erdman of Branson Missouri, aunt Susan & husband Calvin Crowley of Yucaipa California, sister-in-law Meda Hunt of Harrison Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His family would like to thank the staff at Harrison Health & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Victor Chu and staff, Dr. Justin Cutler and staff at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center.
The family invites you to join them for a Celebration of Life that will be held Saturday October 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Minnie Harrison Park, Harrison AR. We request you bring your thoughts, prayers, and fondest memories of Ron.
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