James 'Jim' Wilbur Hunt Sr., 80
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, James “Jim” Wilbur Hunt Sr., 80, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Sept. 28, 2021, at the St. Lukes Medical Center in Boise. He was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Kendrick, Idaho. Jim was the son of Wilbur Corlis and Lillian (Nordberg) Hunt.
Jim attended and graduated from International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas.
Jim was united in marriage to Priscilla “Jean” Clark on Sept. 23, 1961, in Grants Pass, Ore.
Jim’s family roots were here in the Silver Valley. In his youth, he spent his summers working in the family logging business, supplying logs to the Barker Mill on Trail Creek near Magee Camp up the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. In younger adult years, Jim and his brother Paul owned and operated a construction/concrete company in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. In his 40s, Jim moved on to gold mining. He had operations in Idaho, Montana and Alaska; his final mine being near Coldfoot, Alaska.
Combining his lifetime experiences, his deep faith and love of God, and his love for the Mexican people; Jim’s most significant life accomplishment was building churches in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, as well as a children’s’ home near Cuauhtemoc, Mexico. He had plans to do much more work; the efforts in Mexico will be continued by his wife Jean.
Jim loved and enjoyed his family, working with his hands, working hard and traveling.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jean Hunt of the family home in Boise; two children, Gina Thomas of Boise and James Wilbur (Lisa) Hunt Jr. of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren, Charisa Carter, Tyler Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Jessica Cerminara and Avery Hunt; four great-grandchildren, Adeline Thomas, Mera Carter, Aurelia Carter and Geno Cerminara; and four brothers, Paul E. Hunt of Post Falls, Idaho, Jerry R. Hunt also of Post Falls, Stephen E. Hunt of Coeur d’Alene and Nathan J. Hunt of Post Falls. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Thomas L. Hunt and one sister, Sharon R. Holcomb.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at The Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, with Pastor Tim Remington of The Altar and Pastor Randy Carr of Mountain Medlow Christian Center in Boise officiating. A reception will be held at the church following services. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Hunt Cemetery in Kingston, Idaho.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Sierra Missions Assistance Corp. c/o Jean Hunt, 4 Norwood Ct., Boise, ID 83716.
Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, Idaho, is entrusted with services. You may share your memories of Jim with his family and sign his guest book at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com.