“I am kind, I am loud, I am forgiving, I am hardheaded, stubborn, trustworthy, generous, and I am hard on myself. I am blessed, I am alive, I am stuck, I am sick, addicted, but I am strong, talented, I am smart and intelligent. I am hurting, overwhelmed, torn, but I am hopeful. I am a parent, a good dad, and I am trying. I am angelic and I am with God!”
-Tyler “Relyt” Hunt 9/2022
On October 20, 2022 our hearts were shattered at the loss of a son, father, brother, grandson, partner, family member, and friend in a tragic accident. There are no words to express the sadness and loss we all feel in our hearts of a man that touched so many. Tyler (Relyt) Duayne Hunt was born April 15, 1989, in Grand junction, Colorado to Kelley Watson and Lorin Hunt and lost his life on October 20, 2022 at the age of 33. Tyler's greatest legacy was his children and his love for everyone in his life. Tyler’s love for each one of kids was in his focus each day and by the way he spoke about them and how he promised to be the father they deserved: Jayden Leigh (14), Rhylan Wynter (8), Houston Dax (6), and Divinity Lyt (4). They were his life and will carry on his light.
Tyler grew up in Grand Junction and graduated high school at Grand Junction and spent a few years at Colorado Mesa University. He taught himself to read and write at the age of 4. He was so inquisitive and loved to watch the history channel and read anything that he could. His first love was the little mermaid that he forced his mother to rewind over and over again (Yes folks, this was prior to DVDs). Once when he was about 9, he brought a praying mantis egg pouch into the house and sat it on the heater vent in a tin box hoping it would hatch, needless to say, he was so excited when they hatched all over his bedroom wall and dresser (Mom was not as excited). Tyler and his mother made sure that each one of those little babies were hustled outside so that they could live. When Tyler was in 10th grade, he took the Iowa Basic Skills Assessment test and scored over 96%. Because of how smart he was, many times he would get into arguments with his teachers as he proved often that he knew more than they did. Tyler received an automotive scholarship from Colorado Mesa University. He wanted to follow in his Fathers, and Grandfathers footsteps as a mechanic. Tyler had a great love of music, talent of writing, and of expressing his thoughts. He would play his Didgeri-doo, drums, and anything that would give him rhythm. Tyler loved his job; he valued his work, loved coworkers, enjoyed hard work, and never missed a day. He was so excited when he was promoted and hired full time at Forterra. Every morning he would show up 30 mins early to have coffee with his friend Chris and talk about his love for life, his kids, and the people he loved. He was so proud of the accomplishments and “bustin his ass every day and how it was worth it. How he could not wait to be where he was heading, as its going to be amazing. He wanted everyone to see the new and improved Tyler.” Most importantly, he loved his family, friends, and kids with everything he had. Tyler was the one to always reach out and encourage those he loved; he would share messages regularly to express his love of life. Tyler always wanting to make the person he was talking to feel important, loved, and that they could accomplish anything. Tyler’s life was cut short by a tragic accident, and he never found his way to the other end, however, he was a rockstar, he was amazing, and he will be greatly missed by so many.
Tyler was preceded in death by his hero Lee Sherman Hunt (aka Dadu), his grandmother Loretta Jean Hunt (aka Bebe), and his aunt Lynette Jean Hunt (aka Lynnie Poo). Those that are left behind to miss his light are his mother Kelley R Watson, father Lorin E Hunt (LoLo), his sister Verity Kaylyn Hunt (Kaylynnie Poo-K Dizzle), brother Austin Eric Hunt (Austeen), his children Jayden, Rhylan, Houston, and Divinity. Grandmother Kathi Johnson, Grandfather Edward Routh, uncles Lincoln Hunt, Leigh Hunt, David Routh, and William Routh. Cousins Alexis Routh, Alicia Theeler, Amber Routh, and Amanda Charpentier. Miranda Gaddy; his best friend who was always there for him when no one else was, Amanda Hicks (Warden) his sister by time and love, so many family members, the mothers of his children, multitude of friends, and his coworkers. The list goes on and on…
Services will be held at Brown's Funeral Chapel on November 4th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grand Valley Bank by referencing Tyler's name. The money will be used for his children.