November 12, 1929 - May 20, 2019
Charles David Hunt, 89, passed away May 20, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. He was born November 12, 1929 in Fairfax, Oklahoma to William Clem and Una Jane Hunt. He moved to and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his 10 brothers and sisters. After graduating Will Rogers High School, Charlie briefly attended college before he began his career in the geophysical industry. He enjoyed travelling and spent many years abroad including Libya, the Spanish Sahara, and Indonesia. While working in Australia, he met Patricia Margaret Jones. They were married shortly after on December 12, 1962 and remained loving companions for 50 years.
Charlie and Pat continued to travel and lived in Spain and Singapore prior to settling in Houston, Texas to raise their family. Charlie was an accomplished Geophysicist and worked for United Geophysical before starting his own company, Hunt Exploration. Charlie is survived by his daughter Julia Hickman Hudy (Frank), his son David Allan Hunt (Karen) and his grandchildren Allison Elizabeth Hunt, Ryan Charles Hunt, Joshua Patrick Hickman, and Erik James Hickman.
Charlie was active in retirement and enjoyed working in the yard and doting on his grandkids. A celebration of life will be held this summer with his family in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Additionally, from Julia:
I loved my Dad.
He was my first Knight, my protector, maker of awful milkshakes when I was sick and just one of the best humans I ever had the fortune to know.
My Dad taught me to laugh. He taught me to love. He showed me what true love is. He loved my Mom for over 52 years together.
I found my true love. So did my brother.
That one life lesson is the most powerful one.
I made many mistakes in my life. He never turned his back on me. His love and support was unwavering. I always thought it was my Mom who held us together. She was strong in her own right. Dad is the one who held her up when she got sick. He showed me chivalry, love and beauty in their relationship. He was a true man and I will never forget that.
You helped me raise two incredible young men. I hope that someday I get to repay that through your grandkids. I am truly sorry you won’t get to meet them, but they will know their “Pops”.
This is my promise to you and Mom.
I miss you both so much. I love you.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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