William Hunt

A memorial service and reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Junction City for William Thomas “Bill” Hunt of Junction City, who died April 11 of age-related causes. He was 87.

He was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Spiro, Okla. He married Marcella Sharp in the 1940s. They later divorced. He married Doris Dias in the 1940s. They later divorced. He married Ellen Welch in 1950. They later divorced. He remarried Doris in 1978 in Oklahoma. She died in 1995. He remarried Ellen in 1997 in Portland.

He attended elementary school in Dos Palos, Calif. He served in the U.S. military during World War II with Patton’s Third Army and received five bronze stars. He worked as a plasterer and brick mason.

Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Barbara Locati of Lebanon, Lydia Marlene and Diane Sheives, both of Stigler, Okla., Joy Bayer of Silverton, Terri Bayer of Arlington, Wash., and Toni Colvin of Aurora; a son, Tomie of Junction City; two brothers, Troy and Jimmy, both of Eugene; four sisters, Allene Batey-Regaldo of Chico, Calif., Eva Mayberry and Joanne Love, both of Eugene; and O.V. Evarts of Salem; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Inurnment will be at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service in Salem.

Remembrances may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul’s Vet LIFT Program.

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