John M Hunt Jr., 52, of Tiverton, RI, passed away suddenly in October. John was born in Jacksonville, FL, on November 13, 1965 to John and Alice Hunt. He was preceded in death by his mother Alice Hunt. John is survived by his father John Hunt, his sister Tina Bettencourt and her children Amy and Alyson Bettencourt. John attended Middletown High school and is a graduate of Roger Williams College. He was employed for many years as a purchasing manager at Jamestown Distributors.
John had a quiet and humble nature. But those close to him knew his artistic ability in drawing, music and writing (both fiction and non-fiction). During college, John was also active in theater where he performed in several plays.
John’s life long passion with the Kennedy brothers assassinations brought him to Washington, DC where he conducted extensive research at the National Archives and subsequently wrote several well cited essays. His work culminated in the the soon to be published book, “Wilderness of Deception: New Evidence in the Robert Kennedy Assassination.”
John’s laugh was infectious but he could also hold a thoughtful conversation on many subjects as he was a curious and an avid reader. On any given day, John could be found working at his computer with his beloved cat Dilly by his side.
Mr. Hunt was well known within the assassination research community as a top-notch researcher and his absence will be sorely felt.