Danny Hicks Hunt Sr.


Danny Hicks Hunt Sr. passed away suddenly on January 21, 2018, at only 50 years young. He was born in Sacramento, California on June 5, 1967, to Dewey Hunt Sr. and Sharon Hunt (nee Kellis).

Danny loved camping, fishing and volunteering, but most of all he loved his two children, Desirae LeAnna Hunt and Danny Hicks Hunt Jr. He was a hard worker, who always provided for his family. Even when his children were grown, if they fell on hard times, he would always do whatever he could to make sure their needs were met before his own.

Following the Gulf Was, Danny Hicks Hunt Sr. spent time volunteering with the Morrell Foundation in Iraq, feeding hungry soldiers who were far from home. In more recent years, Danny volunteered at the Iron County Care and Share. He also spent time working in the associated shelter in Cedar City. He understood the importance of helping those in need, because he himself had been on the other side of things and knew what reaching out really meant to those who could not help themselves.

When he met his ex-wife, and mother of his children, Shelly Wall, Danny Hicks Hunt Sr. was working as an electrician. During their marriage, however, he spent his time as a youth counselor for Cross Creek Programs in LaVerkin, working with the boys – this is one area where he really shined!

Danny Hunt Hicks Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Hunt Sr. and Sharon Hunt (nee Kellis). He is survived by his two children, Desirae LaAnna Hunt and Danny Hicks Hunt Jr.; his grandchildren, Aedric Arius Delane Lindsey and Haevyn Kathleen Marie Lindsey; and his siblings, Dewey Hunt Jr., Darryl Hunt, David Hunt, Debbie Golriz (nee Hunt) and Deanna Williams (nee Hunt).

Memorial services will be held in a private releasing of the ashes ceremony at Navajo Lake for what would have been Danny Hicks Hunt Sr.’s 51st birthday. Cremation is being handled by Southern Utah Mortuary.

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