George Hiotis

Well Known Firefighter Dies

by George Hiotis on July 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

A longtime and well-known Muskingum County Firefighter has died.  57-year-old Rick Hunt passed away Tuesday morning.   Hunt was a firefighter, fire inspector and E-M-S for local fire departments and the State of Ohio.  He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Calling hours will be this Thursday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 at Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Duncan Falls.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the church.  Hunt will be laid to rest at Memorial Park.  The DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral home is handling the arrangements.  Local Township Fire Departments will provide a salute and transportation for Hunt. He will be buried with full firefighter honors.