James Ival Hunsaker age 88, of Caldwell, OH formerly of Mesa, AZ passed away Thursday, April 13, 2023 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, OH. He was born October 7, 1934 in Mesa, AZ a son of the late Ival R. and Elda Ashcroft Hunsaker.
He served and protected his nation in the US Marine Corps in the Korean War. Jim retired from the Air Research Company in Phoenix, AZ. He was a longtime member of the Noble County Cruzers car club. For many years he loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and racing sand drags. Jim’s favorite times were spent hunting from the back of his horse Cid and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepmother Lydia G. Hunsaker; wife Patricia Ann Boord Hunsaker, whom he married February 11, 1966 and who passed June 7, 2013 and son Mark Ival Hunsaker who passed June 21, 2022.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children Lynne (Darrel) Frost of Rincon, GA, Leanora H. Cotter of St. George, UT, Holly (Art) Chavez of Caldwell, James Perry (Brenda) Hunsaker of Higley, AZ, and Shawna (Roy) Winters of Ruskin, FL; daughter-in-law Kayleen Hunsaker of Gilbert, AZ; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; special cousin Colleen Manning of Keizer, OR; sisters-in-law Nancy (Joseph) Clark, Sheron Lowry, Garla (Scott) Porter; and former wife Glenna Lee Knight.
The family will receive friends for visitation Monday, April 24, 2023 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A funeral service will conclude visitation Monday, April 24, 2023 at 6:00 PM in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Maureen Schultice officiating. Military honors will follow, conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations.
The family will also receive friends for visitation Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation-University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213. A graveside service will follow visitation in the Mesa Cemetery in Mesa, AZ with military graveside honors. Please join us in remembering Jim by visiting his memorial at www.ChandlerFuneralHome.net or www.BunkerFuneral.com.
Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.