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Phillip Hunt

Phillip Gregg Hunt, age 70, of Moberly, Missouri, passed away on May 25th, 2020 in Moberly, Missouri. Gregg (aka Precious) was born on August 30th, 1949 in Moberly, Missouri, to Raymond Hunt and Phyllis Bloom Hunt. He graduated from Moberly Senior High School in 1967 and received an Associate degree from Moberly Area Community College in 1969. In the fall of 1969, he moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play golf for the LSU Tigers. Upon moving back to Moberly, Gregg owned and operated a couple different businesses and remained a legend on the golf course, winning numerous club championships at Moberly Country Club. Gregg’s businesses included Hunt Distributing, a beer wholesaler in Moberly, and Top Dawg Sports, a sporting goods retail shop located on Rollins Street in downtown Moberly. Gregg retired from Everlast after a career working with many reputable companies in Moberly. For most of his life, Gregg was a member of St. Pius X Church. He had a strong Catholic faith and was a proud member of the congregation. As a member of the Moberly Country Club, Gregg was a multiple year Club Champion. He played many rounds with his friends at what is now Heritage Hills. For a period of time in the 1970s and 1980s, Gregg served as the public address announcer for the Moberly Area Community College Greyhound basketball teams. Gregg was an avid booster and fan of both the men’s and women’s programs at MACC during some of their most successful seasons. Gregg loved sports, his kids, and grandkids. He could always be found rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, Kansas City Chiefs, Mizzou Tigers, and never lost his love for the LSU Tigers or professional golf. A cooler of beer, a lit BBQ, and tailgating surrounded by his friends and family was his happiest place. Gregg handed out many game balls from Mizzou Tiger tailgates over the years, based on a unique scoring rubric of tailgate participation. His scoring system is a secret he took to the grave. Unfortunately, the past few months without televised sports proved to be too much for Gregg. COVID didn’t get him, but the resulting void of sports due to COVID sure did. Gregg is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his children and grandchildren, Drew Hunt and wife Stephanie Hunt, and their three children, Braedon, Ashton, and Kyrhen of Moberly, Missouri; Tyson Hunt and wife Anne Hunt, and their two children, Charlotte and Stella, of Columbia, Missouri; and Courtney Blackwell and her two children, Brecken and Ayven, of Columbia, Missouri. A private memorial service celebrating Gregg’s life will take place later this summer with his closest friends and family. If desired, donations may be sent to Moberly Spartan Baseball and Meals on Wheels of Moberly. Condolences Cheers Pops, you’ll be missed. P.S. That bike seat goosed him.

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Our condolences and prayers go out to the entire Hunt family. Thinking of all you Jim Kellie Will & Drew Smothers

Jim Kellie Will & Drew Smothers Jun 9 2020 2:00 PM

Enjoyed visiting and talking sports with Gregg. Had lots of stories to tell. Melissa Mauzey, RN

Melissa Mauzey Jun 4 2020 4:29 PM

Thinking of you, Drew, Tyson, Courtney (and families) at this sad time!

Linda & Rob Gordon May 29 2020 10:43 AM

Our love and prayers go out to each of Gregg's family members. Holding you ALL in our hearts at this saddest of times. WITH MUCH LOVE, Your Sternitzke cousins.

Ann May 28 2020 6:04 PM

I lived across the street from Gregg in the 1960s (on Rollins); Gregg was a year younger than me and I thought the world of him, Phyllis and Raymond. My heartfelt sympathy to all of his family . Micki Richardson Burnham

Micki Richardson Burnham May 28 2020 2:46 PM

So sorry to hear about Gregg's passing. We had a lot of good times together in school and at the golf course. Mike and Sharon Wiesner

Mike Sharon Wiesner May 28 2020 1:56 PM

Hugs to you "kids"! Always remember the good memories!! Jacki Davidson

Jacki Davidson May 28 2020 10:43 AM

Drew and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know his memory will be in your hearts forever. My deepest sympathies, Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg May 27 2020 11:52 PM