Clifford Hunt

(Jan 20, 1921 to Dec 22, 2012)

He never had the need for a vacation; he was completely content at home. He and his late wife, Evelyn Murphy, resided in Swedesboro for their entire married life of 54 years. Vernon’s passion in life was his garden. He was known for his pole lima beans and, in the end, the only vegetable he’d eat was succotash. During the summer, he enjoyed his rocking chair on the front porch. He was sometimes awake, and other times dozing off; but he’d always get a wave from all the ladies who passed by. You’d often find him in his shop where he crafted all sorts of things for family and friends. He enjoyed cheering for Jackie at soccer games, teaching Ken the fundamentals of carpentry, and family dinners with Kelly. rn He was the 2nd oldest of 16 kids, and lived at home and farmed with his father for the longest of any of the children. He retired from Hercules in Gibbstown in 1983. He served our country in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 serving in WWII.rn He spent many a night dining and dancing with his late wife, Evelyn. Father of 2 children: Lynn Hunt-Fones and the late Jerry Meddick; grandchildren, Kenneth (Felicia) Fones, Jaclyn (John) Dobrzynski, and Kelly Meddick-Saxby; great grandchildren, Antonio, Cara and Samantha; daughter in law, Janet Meddick and siblings; Dot Coppolino, Ginny Murphy, Sam Hunt, Edie Wilson, Walt Hunt and Kenny Hunt. A memorial service celebrating 91 years is being planned for a later date. Donations in memory of Vernon can be made to the National Future Farmers of America Organization (Specify NJ Chapter) P.O. Box 68960, 6060 FFA Drive Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960. rn

6 thoughts on “Clifford Hunt

  1. Dianne

    Vern was such a sweet kind man and so nice. I enjoyed many dinners eating his garden asparagus which was handpicked by him. Always the gentlemen and so sincere. So sad to hear of his passing on.

  2. Shirley Fleetwood

    My heart is with you and your family. For a few of us, Christmas is different this year. We miss our loved ones and share with you the sense of loss that you feel. It’s wonderful to have enjoyed so many years with a lovely pop pop. Please know that I am thinking of you.

  3. margaret morrison

    my fondest memories of vernon was when he called me aunt margaret and i called him uncle vernon when sitting on his front porch. he will be greatly missed by everyone.

  4. Robert Pettit

    I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Vernon at Hercules the few years that I was there. He was alway a nice fellow to talk to and work with. I was at the plant from ’68 to ’72. He was always bringing things in from the garden.

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