News and Tribune

April 3, 2013

Joseph Lee “Joe” Hunt, 90; of New Albany

— A funeral Mass for Joseph Lee “Joe” Hunt, 90, of New Albany, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (Chapel), Floyds Knobs, with burial to follow at the church cemetery with full military honors. He died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany.

He was born on Aug. 4, 1922, in Floyd County, to the late Everett & Pearl (Albin) Hunt. He served in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II. In 1944, Joe was united in marriage to Barbara Losson, who he spent 59 loving years with until her death on Jan. 13, 2003. He was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, VFW Post 1693, and the American Legion Post 42. Joe was always helping his community, from being involved with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 20 years and serving as a volunteer firefighter for 26 years. He retired from International Harvester after 33 years of service. Joe was a master gardener with Purdue University and a founding member of the Floyds Knobs Community Club.

He is survived by his children, Letrecia Donahoe (Roy), William Hunt (Sue), Michael Hunt, Merry Lemmel, John Hunt (Denice); 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Losson) Hunt; brothers, Everett Hunt Jr., William Hunt and Earl Hunt; sisters, Catherine Page and Patricia Bisceglia. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Newcomer Funeral Home, New Albany.   

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit