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Hunt Brothers® Pizza Celebrates the Life of an Original Hunt Brother

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2016) – After a full life serving God, his family and community, James “Jim” Stocker Hunt passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 3. A lifelong and avid outdoorsman, Jim passed while working outside—an activity he loved—at his home in Lexington, Kentucky.
Alongside his three brothers, Jim helped grow a local, family-operated pizza business in the 1970s into Hunt Brothers® Pizza, which is today an international pizza company still focused on real family values and based in faith. For nearly the past 40 years, Hunt was the founder of Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc., a wholesale food distribution company now serving over 3,000 customers in 16 states. Throughout his career, his core business principles remained placing God first in all decisions, investing in people and duplicating the best qualities in them.

“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Dad,” said Erin Hunt Ferguson, Co-CEO of Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, Inc. and the daughter of Jim Hunt. “But we know that he lived a great, fulfilling life as a loving husband, father and friend; a successful businessman; a published author; a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps; and a worldwide traveler. But most importantly, Jim lived his life as a true man of God, proudly sharing the love of Christ with anyone blessed with meeting him.”

About Hunt Brothers® Pizza
With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, breakfast pizzas, Cheesebread and Marinara Dipping Sauce plus Hunt Brothers Pizza Wings and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 50 years of experience in offering all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

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