Mr. Jerry Henry Hunt, 65, of El Cajon, California, was born October 2, 1954, in Greenville, South Carolina, to the late Robert Lee, Sr., and Ossie Mae Holloway Hunt. Jerry departed this life peacefully on December 20, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by family and loved ones.
From ages 9 to 27, he resided with his elder sister, Estella, and herhusband, Nathaniel in Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Greenville County Public Schools and graduated from Eastside High School in 1974. Prior to attending Eastside, he attended Beck High School and League Junior High School, where he was known for his drumming ability and his athletic prowess. He attended Montreat College in Black Mountain, North Carolina, on a basketball scholarship. Jerry joined the United States Navy in 1981, and was stationed in San Diego, California, where he remained until his passing.
Jerry was preceded in death by two sisters, Cathy Sue and Baby Girl Hunt; two brothers, Clyde and Charles Hunt; and a brother-in- law, John Garrett.
Left with many precious memories are his daughter, Terese Watson; two grandchildren, Xavier Mfikwa and Imani Mfikwa, all of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two brothers, Robert Lee (Shirley) Hunt, Jr., and Elijah Odell (Lizzie Mae) Hunt of Greenville, South Carolina; five sisters, Laura Estella (Nathaniel) Starks, of Greenville, South Carolina, Peggy Lee (Dennis) Johnson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ellen Mims and Helen Garrett, both of Greenville, South Carolina; a sister/cousin, Adelle (James) Ryan of Greenville, South Carolina; his companion, Delores Dickerson and her daughter, Olivia Dickerson, whom they raised together of El Cajon, California; a lifetime brother, John Hall; ex-wife and trusted friend, Sharyl Hunt; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, his Walmart family of 23 years, and friends.