Colonel Franklin D. Hunt, age 88, of Dawson Springs, KY, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2023 at his residence. Mr. Hunt was born on April 6, 1935 in Burdine, KY to the late Doc Hunt and Irene Huddleston Hunt. Mr. Hunt served his country for 8 years in the United States Navy and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was the co-owner and operator of Hunts Auction and Realty in Dawson Springs, KY for 53 years.
Colonel Hunt is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Willie Adams of Dawson Springs, KY; a son, David Hunt of Dawson Springs, KY; sister, Doris Sizemore of Madisonville, KY; three grandchildren, Jacob (Madison) Adams, Jeremiah (Lindsey) Adams, and Desiree Hunt; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Kash Adams and Neyland Alvie Adams; a special friend and Dance Partner for eight years, Janie Lovell of Dawson Springs, KY; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy J. Ausenbaugh; grandson, William Tyler Adams; five brothers, Bill Hunt, Robert Ray Hunt, James Daniel Hunt, Thomas Ray Hunt and Jimmy Hunt.
Visitation for Colonel Franklin D. Hunt will be Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY. Visitation will continue on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour at 12:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Graham and Elder Jeff Winfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Menser Cemetery. Pallbearers include Willie Adams, Jacob Adams, Jeremiah Adams, Nick Hester, Doug Brown, Mark Cotton and Rick Bowles.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to be made to Menser Cemetery Perpetual Fund, c/o Darla Adams, P.O. Box 382 Dawson Springs, KY 42408.
Colonel Hunt’s service will be recorded, uploaded and streamed on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook later after the service on June 1, 2023. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).