Steve Kelly Hunt was born September 18, 1957, to Harry William Hunt and Mildred Christine Hunt (née Kelly). He was their firstborn and only son.
Steve was raised on the family farm where Angus cattle, hogs, chickens, corn, hay, soybeans, and tobacco were grown. He was active in 4-H and FFA.
Steve graduated in 1975 from Cheatham County Central High and matriculated at Austin Peay State University, graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a degree in agriculture mechanization. He was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
Upon returning to Pleasant View, he partnered with his father on the family farm.
Steve served as a firefighter for the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department from 1979 until his untimely death on May 6, 1984.
While serving as a firefighter, Steve also served on the boards of both the Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department and the Cheatham County Firefighters’ Association.
Firefighting was a family affair; his uncle, Lauren Hunt, was a founding member of the department, and Lauren’s sons, Max and Don, also served in the department.
Steve was a firefighter who had been trained in structural fire fighting. He enjoyed serving the community in which he lived. Steve was faithful in responding to calls, no matter what the call was. If there was a project to be done, he was there to help. In 1983, he was one of a few firefighters to help construct a new modern tanker for the fire department. It was the fire department’s first water tanker with a dump valve.
Each Christmas, Steve helped the fire department with the Buddy paper sale to help raise money for needy families in the community. He helped deliver fruit trays and food baskets to those in need each Christmas. The Buddy Paper Edition was dedicated to his memory in December 16, 1984.
Steve Kelly Hunt gave a lot of his time to the Pleasant View Fire Department and the Pleasant View community. He is greatly missed.