Lizzie Hunt

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that former Chief Deputy Sheriff Linzie L. Hunt died. 

Hunt, 79, of Winchester, died on Sept. 15 at a hospital in Winchester. 

He is the father of Sheriff John Hunt and he served in the sheriff’s department for more than three decades, including a term as chief deputy that lasted more than a decade. 

“Linzie was truly a dedicated and loyal public servant, serving under five different sheriffs and was chief deputy for over ten years. More importantly, he was an exceptional role model and an awesome father and grandfather,” a statement from the sheriff’s department said. 

Hunt is survived by his wife, Christine Darby Hunt, his children: Winchester residents LouQuilla Hunt, Leigh (Jim) Wallen and Mark Anthony Hunt, and Prestonsburg residents Phillip Dale (Lisa Slone) Hunt and John (Rebecca Moon) Hunt; as well as nine grandchildren and other family members and friends. 

Visitation will start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18,  at Nelson Frazier Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on 11 a.m. on Thursday at Allen Baptist Church. Hunt will be buried in the Gethsemane Gardens.

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