SHELBY-Dean Brunson Hunt, 91, passed away on March 23, 2013, in Shelby.
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He was born on May 1, 1921, in Dennison, Ohio, to Ruth and Glenn Hunt.
In 1941, Dean married Betty Jean Arthurs (deceased 1979).
During World War II, Dean joined the Navy Seabees and served six months in Guadalcanal, a year in New Caledonia and a year in Guam. After the war, he took advantage of the GI Bill and graduated from Kent State University.
Dean had a successful career. After college, he worked as an accountant for Evenflo in Ravenna, Ohio. He then moved to Oil City, Pa., where we became president of Oil City Glass Company. In 1969, he returned to head Evenflo in Ravenna. In 1980, Dean married Edith Mae Miller, retired, and moved to Shelby, where he resided until his death.
An avid golfer, Dean played golf seven days a week when he first retired. Although he tapered off over time, he continued to play well into his 80s. He shot his age at 70 and many times after that.
Dean is survived by his wife, Edie Hunt; his four children, Linda Campbell and her husband Ron, Susan Hunt, Jeff Hunt and his wife Cheryl, and Bill Hunt; three step-children, Diane Miller, Terry Miller and Dan Miller; 13 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
On his 90th birthday, Dean was asked what his legacy would be to his children. He said it was "a strong work ethic, drive, ambition, competitive nature, love of family and dry sense of humor."
A celebration of life will be held in Ravenna, Ohio, in late May.
Funeral Home: Clay Barnette Funeral Home is serving the family
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 27, 2013