Lloyd (Topsy) Hunt of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, July 16th, 2020 in Waldron, Arkansas with his loving family by his side. Topsy was born December 30th, 1942 in Dutch Creek, Arkansas to Ben and Isabelle (Wilkins) Hunt. He was 77 years old.
Topsy spent 39 years working for the US Forestry Service and retired in 1997 as a Forestry Technician. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed growing a garden every year but mostly he enjoyed giving away the produce to friends and family. Topsy had a great sense of humor and kept his friends and family laughing over the years with his tales, jokes and story telling ability. Even the stories he repeated multiple times over the years were hilarious because he had a gift for adding new twists, turns, voices or facial expressions. He was a master story teller. He was also a legendary beef jerky chef, keeping bags of beef jerky in his pockets to give to his kids, grandkids, friends and other lucky recipients. It was rare to visit or see Topsy and leave empty handed; he loved to share and help others.
Topsy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, Linda; three daughters, Cindy White and husband Ray of Ranger, Arkansas, Mandy Smith and husband Rick of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lorrie Richmond and husband Rowdy of Long branch, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Jesse Cleveland and wife Sarah of Atkins, Arkansas, Kayla Osborne and husband Ty of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Shawn Staggs of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Kendra Scroggins of Vian, Oklahoma, Levi and Luke Ridenhour of Greenwood Arkansas, and four great-grandchildren. Topsy will be missed by all who knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Topsy was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Dorothy Owens and brother Norman Hunt.
Topsy’s graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m Monday, July 20th, 2020 at the Union Hill cemetery in Union Hill, Arkansas with Pastor Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Topsy’s pallbearers will be Ray White, Rick Smith, Rowdy Richmond, Jesse Cleveland, Shawn Staggs, Levi Ridenhour and Luke Ridenhour. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Lott, Clifton Ray Slater, Todd Johnson, Bud Hunt, and C.H. Woodall.
Topsy’s visitation will be Sunday, July 19th, 2020 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Heritage Memorial Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.
During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who want to attend the service but wish to remain in your vehicles, the graveside service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at 87.9 FM.