Larry Lee Hunt was born in Monticello, Iowa on September 14, 1947 to Robert and Kathleen
(Oswald) Hunt. He graduated from Maquoketa Valley in 1966. He served in the army from
1966-68 stationed in Alvarado, TX on the Nike Hercules Missile Base. During his time there he
attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where he met his future bride and best friend, Karen
Gebhard. Larry and Karen were married April 12, 1969. They built their dream home in 1973
and he created an outdoor gardener’s paradise. He loved his yard and caring for it. Larry
shared his gardening knowledge with anyone who was interested and many have said he had a
green arm not a green thumb. He started working for General Service Administration in 1968.
He retired from GSA in 2003 as the Deputy of Operations Branch Chief and was the supervisor
of 16 other managers.
Larry and Karen enjoyed time together traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family
and friends. They attended Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church where Larry served as usher
until the end of 2019. The highlight of their 50th year was being on a panel on the Steve Harvey
show to discuss “Marriage Real Talk”
Larry and Karen “chose” their daughter, Courtney, in 1977. Courtney was able to give him the
“loves of his life”, his 3 granddaughters Tia, Kendall, and Caroline. He adored his title of “Papa”
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hunt, sister, Jean Ann Holub, and great
niece, Emma Padgett
Larry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen, his mother, Kathleen Hunt, his brother Bill
(Marie) Hunt, Brother in law Bud Holub, his daughter Courtney and her three children, Tia,
Kendall, Caroline, and his nieces and nephew- Julie (Todd), Marsha(Jon), JoEllen(Josh),
Teresa, Erica(Tyler), Zaneta(David), David(Ashley), and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Services are as follows- visitation Tuesday August 11,2020 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home
Joshua from 5-7 with a Funeral Mass on Wednesday August 12, 2020 10am at St. Ann’s
Catholic Church, Burleson. A private burial will be at the National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Masks/Shields are required.
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