Guy R. Hunt, 55, of Petersburg, IL, formerly of Auburn, IL, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Siberia, Russia, while there on business.

Guy was born January 31, 1963 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Clarence R. and Paula C. Richards Hunt.  He married Laura A. Keefe on July 26, 1986 at the First Congregational Church in Springfield, IL. Guy graduated from Auburn High School in 1981.  He then completed his bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Mining Engineering and later obtained his Professional Engineering certificate.  He started working at the Turris Coal Company in Elkhart, IL in 1988.  Following his time there, Guy became the Director of Engineering at MaRyan Mining in Carlinville.  He was currently a project manager, reporting directly to the president, for SUEK in Siberia, Russia.  Guy was an active alumnus with the Delta Chi fraternal organization.  His passions were flying his airplane and collecting Ford Mustangs. Guy also enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, and raising turkeys. His most valued love was spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula C. Hunt; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Brown) Keefe. Guy is survived by his wife, Laura A. Hunt of Petersburg, IL; children, Ky L (wife, Katie) Hunt of Plantation, FL, and Kara Elizabeth (fiancé, Paul Jarusevicius) Hunt of Roselle, IL; father, Clarence R. Hunt of Auburn, IL; siblings, Ty C (wife, Jan) Hunt of Athens, IL, Hy H (wife, Karen) Hunt of Auburn, and Tara (husband, Tim) Kaeding of Mechanicsburg, IL; in-laws, Harvard and Betty Keefe of Springfield, IL; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568. Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Tim Kaeding officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702.

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