James “Jim” Eugene Hunn, 80, of Gainesville Fl., formerly of South Bend IN, Orlando Fl, and Ocala Fl, went to be with the Lord on March 29,2022 after a long illness. He was born November 6, 1941, in Mishawaka Indiana, to James. E Hunn and Vera Kaufman Hunn.
Jim graduated from Central High School in South Bend and attended Bethel College of Indiana. During college he worked for Radio Distributing where he met his future wife, Jennie Kay. They were married November 2, 1963. He next worked for Burning Copiers of Indiana as a repair man of electrostatic photo copiers. He spent 25 years as a switchman for AT&T of South Bend IN, Gainesville Fl, and Orlando Fl. From which he retired in 1990. Returning to Gainesville he worked as a clerk for the Health Sciences Center Communications Office at the University of Florida, for ten years enjoying delivering the Friday Evening Post. After retiring from there he retired to Ocala and then moved back to Gainesville before passing.
Jim spent time as a tumbling instructor during high school. He was a 32nd Degree Mason of Masonic Lodge #45 of South Bend. He was a former Portage Township volunteer fireman Assistant Fire Chief in South Bend. He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator, Locksmith, and Gunsmith. He also enjoyed reloading, shooting, and woodworking. He loved all his grandchildren and great granddaughters. They all lovingly refer to his as “Pawpaw”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and Marabelle Folkner of South Bend, IN. And a grandson Colton Chase Basinger of Gainesville Fl. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jennie Kay McCombs Hunn, a daughter Linda (Kenneth) Basinger of Fairbanks, Fl., a son Andy (Carol) Hunn of Alachua, Fl. Grandsons Adam (Maria) Basinger of Micanopy Fl., Spencer (Jessica) Basinger of Fairbanks Fl. And Tyler Abold of Gainesville Fl. Granddaughters Megan and Erin Hunn of Alachua Fl. And two great granddaughters Emmaline and Hazel. Niece Becky Folkner, nephews Randy and Rick Folkner, great niece Amber Folkner and great-nephew Jason Folkner, all South Bend, IN.
Funeral services will be held graveside at Fairbanks Cemetery of Alachua County on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 11:00 am.
Arrangements are in the care of Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S main Street, Gainesville Fl 32601. (352)376-5361. www.milamfh.com