A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Dr. Glen W. Hunt, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, La. Reverend Austin Leger will celebrate the Mass. Readers will be India Andrepont, Christene Lafleur, and Joni Dupont. Gift bearers will be Adele and Phoebe Hunt. Rite of Commital will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary Service will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, October 30, at 11:00 a.m. until time of services.
Dr. Hunt was a long time resident of Opelousas and passed away on Friday, October 27, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was 93 years old, born April 12, 1924 in Leesville, La. He graduated from Leesville High School in 1941 and attended LSU from 1942 to 1943. He served in World War II in Europe with the 517th Parachute Combat Team from 1943 to 1946 and was wounded in Italy during that war.
He graduated Auburn University in 1950 with a Doctor’s Degree in Veterinarian Medicine and practiced at the Animal Medical Center until retirement in 1997.
Dr. Hunt was a life member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, the American Veterinarian Association, The VFW, The American Legion and the Elks Club.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe L. Hunt and his mother Mary Cain Hunt of Leesville, La., his brother, Joe W. Hunt and his sisters, Fay Northsworthy and Helen Hunt Denbo.
He is survived by his wife and love of his life of 66 years, Marie Marguerite Lafleur Hunt, his children, Joe T. Hunt and his wife Fay Boudreau Hunt, Glen W. Hunt, Jr., Lisa Hunt Gardiner and her husband Bill Gardiner, his grandchildren Adele Hunt, Joni Dupont and her husband Steven, Lauri Satterly and her husband Jason, Rebecca Naquin and her husband Shane, Will Gardiner and Michael Gardiner, and his great grand children, Phoebe Hunt, Dustin, Mary and Matthew Dupont, Lauren and John Satterly, Anna Joy, Emily Rose, Mamie and Katie Naquin.
Pallbearers will be Joe T. Hunt, Glen W. Hunt, Jr. Bill Gardiner, Will Gardiner, Michael Hunt Gardiner and Dustin Dupont. Junior Pallbearers will be Matthew Dupont and John Satterly. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale Lafleur, Lesley Lafleur, Ronald Lafleur, Donald Lafleur, Robert Lee Brown and Lewis Reed Brown.
Doctor Hunt married Marie Marguerite Lafleur in 1951 She was the love of his life for 66 years.
He was an avid outdoorsman who spent many treasured moments with his family and friends hunting and fishing all over the United States and Louisiana. The special times at his camp on Toledo Bend will be remembered and cherished forever. He will be truly missed by his hunting and fishing partners of the past seventeen years at Ballina Rod and Gun Club. He loved watching the sunsets at his son, Glen’s ranch in Colorado and time with his son-in-law, Bill, on the Lake at his camp at Ballina. He loved playing his harmonica and singling along with his son, Joe and his family. He had very special father daughter relationship with Lisa and their time together will never be forgotten.
Dr. Hunt was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He cherished his faithful dog Goldie. He was true member of the greatest generation, injured while defending his country, without much mention of his sacrifice unless pressed by his family for the stories. Doctor Hunt, affectionately known by his friends and family as “Honey” or “Doc”, was a very rare man, who never had a negative word to speak of anyone, whose perpetual smile and whistle showed us all how grateful he was for everyone and everything around him. He will be dearly missed by anyone fortunate to have known him.
Very special thanks to caregivers Lolita Benoit, Cheriva Green, Dr. Richard Harmon, and the staffs of Louisiana Hospice and St. Landry Home Health for your loving care of our Honey.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Thought and prayers for all the Hunt and Lafleur families. He was truly a nice man, always with kind words and a beautiful smile.
Celina Speyrer HardyAbbeville, LA
Lisa, so sorry for your loss of your father. Keeping you & family in my prayers. Time will heal & his spirit will continue on Earth through family & friends. God bless
Cheryl BobergEunice, LA
The best veterinarian ever! I so missed him when he retired. May he Rest In Peace!
MistiPort Barre, LA
Doc was truly one of a kind.He was one of the nicest, kindest gentleman I have ever known in my life. I enjoyed our chats during my visits home to Opelousas and will miss him deeply. My sincerest condolences to the entire Hunt family especially to Ms.Maugerite and Glen, Jr.(aka My Papa).
Donald deBlancTigard, OR
" 'Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and share your master's happiness.' "
Michael K. Dupre Saucier, Norma Elkins SaucierChurch Point, LA
we are sorry to hear of the passing of Honey. Our prayers and condolences to Joe, Glen and Lisa and their families. I know he will be truly missed; A man that truly defined the word father and husband.
With love, Joelyn and Summers Perkins.
Summers PerkinsGonzales, LA
So sorry for your loss Bro. Joe and family. May The Good Lord Jesus be with all of you now and days ahead. Will keep you all in my prayers
Emma Gay BertrandMelville, LA
My sincerest condolences for the loss of a true hero and legend of Opelousas. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Dr. Hunt was my Hero ! a Man of Grace and Peace. An Inspiration to me as I live my life...
The Best Of The Best ....Congratulations Mr Hunt....
You are with the Angels ! We knew You were with them Here ...
Bob Guilbeau "BikerBob"Sunset, LA
My condolences. Dr Glen was such an admirable man. We love you guys dearly.
Faith Quirk MoodyConroe, TX