David Ford Hunt (1931 - 2014)

Obituary
  • "It's just not the same without my Uncle David. Love you and..."
    - Jenny
  • "Love you Uncle Dave. We'll miss you."
  • "Just wanted the family to know that I counted him as dear..."
  • "To Mrs. Hunt, I worked for Dave while he was a sole ..."
    - Betty Fry Jacobs
  • "To Brother Hunt: Delta Pi and know you'll be missed...."
    - Glenn Askew

Hunt, David Ford 82, a retired attorney, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014. Service: A private graveside service for his family will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Box 199300, Dallas, Texas 75219, or to the American Red Cross, 1515 S. Sylvania St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111. David was born April 7, 1931, in Fort Worth to John G. and Bernice Ford Hunt. He graduated from Carter Riverside High School and the University of North Texas where he was very active in Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He graduated in January 1954 with a bachelor of science degree. He served as a special agent in the counter-intelligence corps in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. From 1956 to 1958 he served Lambda Chi Alpha as a traveling secretary and served his home chapter at UNT and at SMU as High Pi and president of the house corporations. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School in 1960, he clerked for a U.S. district judge in Texas before beginning the practice of law in Dallas. He was admitted to practice in various federal courts, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. His primary area of practice was in commercial litigation. He served as chairman, District 6, Committee on Bar Admissions, State Board of Law Examiners from 1978-1987. He served as a past member of Vanderbilt's Advisory Committee, Law School Development Committee and Law School Alumni Board. He retired from active practice with Jenkins and Gilchrist, P.C. in Dallas in 1995. He was a loving and devoted son, brother and uncle who loved his horses, close friends, reading history, Tom Landry football and a good cigar. Survivors: Brother, John Hunt and wife, JoAnn, of Weimar, Calif.; sisters, Joyce Pruitt and husband, Jim, and Elaine Craft and husband, John, all of Fort Worth; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 19, 2014
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