Theodore L. Hunt
BROKEN ARROW, OKLA.- Theodore (Ted) L. Hunt, 74, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of the Kingston, N.Y. area, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
Mr. Hunt was born on April 4, 1939 in Kingston, N.Y., to Lansing A. Hunt and Charlotte M. (Becker) Hunt and was raised on his parents' resort farm, named Hunt's Edgewater Farm, in Lomontville, N.Y. Mr. Hunt accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a very young age.
Mr. Hunt attended the one room school in Lomontville, N.Y., the grade school in Hurley, N.Y., and the Kingston High School, from which he graduated in 1957 with a Regents Diploma. The following year he began a four year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force
where he learned the Russian language at Syracuse University and then served in Ankara, Turkey as a Russian Linguist. Following his military service Mr. Hunt attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, N.Y., earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology Education in 1967. Mr. Hunt had a life-long ardent interest in geology. In 1968 Mr. Hunt married Constance Garcia of Kingston, N.Y., his loving wife of 45 years.
Mr. Hunt had various occupations over the years, including teaching Earth Science at Saugerties High School, working for the Registrar at SUNY New Paltz, working as a purchasing agent for both SUNY New Paltz and the NY State Thruway Authority, driving a tractor trailer for JB Hunt Trucking Co., working as a metal analyst for the American Foundry Group in Bixby Okla., and working for the city of Tulsa as an Administrative Assistant in Quality Assurance before retiring last year.
One of Mr. Hunt's primary focuses was his love for children. Ted was a "grandpa" to many fatherless families in the church through the years, taking the children to the zoo or a park, buying them little gifts, and bringing them home to his family for the weekend. Mr. Hunt was also a volunteer counselor for three years at the Royal Family Kids Camp, which served previously abused foster care children. Most recently, Mr. Hunt was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Hunt's love for children was reflected in his regular support of the following charitable ministries: Angie Thomson's Ministry for Street Children in Romania, Charlies Lunches (feeding children), World Compassion Ministries, Children's Relief Fund, Christian Aid Missions, Christian Blind Mission and Voice of the Martyrs. Mr. Hunt also served in prison ministry for a year and supported Mother Tucker's local ministry for the homeless, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and many organizations whose ministry is to spread the Gospel of Jesus around the world. Mr. Hunt attended the World Outreach Church in Tulsa, Okla. with his wife and two of his sons.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hunt is survived by his three sons, Lansing T. Hunt, Jonathan W. Hunt and wife Carolyn, and David N. Hunt; a sister, Valerie C. Irving; two brothers, Kermit J. Hunt and Douglas J. Hunt; a niece, Jessie Zurawel; four nephews, Joseph Shields III, Jeremy Irving, James Hunt and Steven Hunt; three great-nieces, Zaia Ivan, Hannah Hunt and Savannah Hunt; a great-nephew, Matthew Hunt; and numerous cousins. Another great nephew, Evan Hunt, predeceased Mr. Hunt.
Mr. Hunt's body will be cremated, and his remains will be interred in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson Okla., at a graveside service for the immediate family. No public service is planned at this time. Communications to the family may be sent in care of the Christian Gavlik Funeral Home at 222 W. Broadway, Broken Arrow, Okla., 74012, or in the case of an email, to firstname.lastname@example.org
. In lieu of flowers, a donation to any of the charities named above would be appreciated.