James M. “Jim” Havel, age 67 of Hunt, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 in a Kerrville hospital. He was born August 3, 1944 in West, TX to Adolf and Dorothy Havel. Jim was a retired Game Warden and an Air Force Veteran. He served as a Game Warden in Matagorda Island, Kerr County, and in San Saba with Jack Reynolds. He was affiliated with Hunt United Methodist Church.Jim was one who never met a stranger. He loved to joke, to hunt and fish, collect coins, and also loved anything outside.Survivors include wife, Linda Havel of Hunt; daughters, Kacy Lavender and husband, Jason of Austin; and Shyla Havel of Hunt; son, Guy Havel and wife, Kassy of Giddings; sister, Carol Hernandez and husband, Ruben of Round Rock; brother, Ed Havel and wife, Linda of West; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.His grandkids lovingly referred to him as “Grandpa Jim.”Visitation was held Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 5-7 PM at Grimes Funeral Chapels.Services were held Thursday, February 23, 2012, 10 AM at Hunt United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Sam Hunnicutt. Interment followed at Hunt Japonica Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Game Warden Association.