William "Captain Bill" Hunt, 90, passed away Friday, August 15, 2008 at his home in Princeton.


He was born March 28, 1918 in Mt. Olympus, Indiana to Everett & Esta Mae (Ford) Hunt who preceded him in death. Also proceeding in death one son John E. Hunt.

William was a graduate of
Mt. Olympus High School and as a graduation gift he received his first plane. Shortly after graduation he traveled through the southern states barnstorming. He then worked in Civil Service for the Navy during WWII in the Panama Canal; he also had car dealerships in Oakland City and Princeton; at this same time he was involved in racing cars with Dr. Morris. They had a 1954 Hudson Hornet entered in the Daytona 500. At the end of WWII Bill built the Princeton Airport on the family farm for Veterans returning home; he was a Real Estate Broker; built homes on the family farm on the south east side of Princeton (which still exist today); Captain Bill patented Chem Flo Products distributed thru the Midwest and South missing 2 Federal contracts only on small technicalities; he owned a Silver Mine in Mexico and Cattle Ranch in Brazil. At this time he moved his quarter horses to Inverness, Florida and started racing. Bill was Captain of the Captain Mac & Nautilus II Party Boats on the Gulf of Mexico Port of Tarpon Springs, FL. He never totally retired but returned to Princeton to finish his life. 

He is survived by his wife Frances C. (Stelling) Hunt; 5 sons Gary (Vera) Hunt, Oakland City, Taylor William Hunt, Princeton, Robert Stelling, Princeton, William T. Stelling, Jacksonville, FL, and A. Carl (Stephanie M.) Stelling III, Germany; 2 sisters Gene Holderbaugh, Oakland City and Yvonne Lingo, Gainesville, FL; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 2 P.M. at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Craig Duke officiating. Burial will be at the Shiloh Cemetery in Mt. Olympus.


Friends may visit from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton