John L. Hunley Sr. age 73, 1012 West High Street Portland passed away early Monday morning at his residence. He was born in Randolph County December 18, 1938 the son of Lester L. and Ardeth Marie (Lamb) Hunley. He was married May 12, 1955 to E. Darlene Steed who survives. He had worked for Naas Foods for 45 years and retired in 2000 from Clark Lift. He was past Worshipful Master for Jay Lodge #87 F&AM, attended Jefferson High School in Deerfield and was an avid sportsman.
Surviving are his wife Darlene, two sons John Hunley (Yvonne) of Portland and Dan Hunley (Beth) of Portland, one daughter Janna Snyder (Steve) of Portland, one brother Larry Hunley of Mesa, Az., four sisters Carol Jarrett of Winchester, Phyllis Lewis of Lynn, Sheila Drew of Union City and Viola Hutzler of Portland, eleven grandsons, two granddaughters and twelve great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Raymond and Lonnie Hunley and sisters Lesta Butler and Rita Pettinchio
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Darrel Borders presiding. Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. with Masonic services at 4:00 P.M. by Jay Lodge #87 F&AM. Memorials can be made to Jay County Cancer Society.