John “Tennessee” Lamar Hunt, Clinton

John Lamar Hunt “Tennessee” crossed over to his forever home and into the loving arms of his Father God on May 9, 2020 at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, N.C., after a brief illness.

Mr. Hunt was born in Atlanta, Ga., in 1968 and lived most of his life in Anderson County, Tenn. He graduated from Clinton Ssenior High School in 1987. He completed an Associates Degree in music at Pellissippi State and received EPA Certification in HVAC at Tennessee Tech in Knoxville, Tenn. An accomplished blues musician, Mr. Hunt made his home in Burnsville, N.C., from 2015 until his passing.

Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his father Johnny L. Hunt of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; his grandfather and grandmother Bootie and Wynette Hunt, also of Oak Ridge, and his nephew, Michael Seth Brendel of York, Pa.

John Hunt is survived by his beloved mother, Jean W. Hunt of Burnsville; special friends L.A. Walker of Green Mountain and Ella Jo Willis of Burnsville; his aunt and uncle, Jay and Sue Brendel of York, Pa.; uncle J.B. Hunt of Oak Ridge; and his “little sister” Dallas Rabig of Montgomery, Ala., as well as numerous cousins, and many friends in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Mr. Hunt was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He used his music to heal the suffering and heartache of others. He was a free-spirited lover of life, a traveler far and wide. Wherever he went, he made friends of strangers always ready with a smile, a kind word, a funny story, or a soulful song for all.

Due to the COVID-19 shutdown making a formal memorial service impossible, the family will receive friends on Sunday, May 17, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge, Tenn., keeping in mind a limit of 10 people present at any given time.

Please leave comments and remembrances for John Hunt on the Weatherford Mortuary obituary website at

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