Andrew Lavon Hunt
3/31/1956 - 12/31/2019

 

Andrew Lavon Hunt (endearingly known as Hunny, Poppy, and Andy), 63 of Quinlan, went to be with our Lord Jesus on December 31, 2019. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his devoted wife and children, after a short but valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. 

Andy was born March 31, 1956 in Greenville to Rufus Lavon and Vaudrene Smith Hunt and was raised in Arlington where he graduated from Sam Houston High School, 1974. Afterward, he began his career as a machinist, returned to the family farm, and made Hunt county his home. On July 6, 1996, Andy married Deana at their farm surrounded by family and friends. 

Andy was involved in Boy Scouts of America and enjoyed scouting activities with his father and brother. He received several awards and appointments within his Boy Scout Troop 68 of Arlington. 

Andy retired August 31, 2017 after a long career with L-3 Communications, which spanned over three decades. He received many promotions and retired as a supervisor. He was passionate about each position he held, whether as an individual contributor or in a supervisory capacity. He greeted each day with a smile, was a valued team player, and was a meticulous individual that served with the highest professional integrity. His coworkers continue to speak of him with the highest regard. 

Andy was an accomplished farmer, gardener, and horseman. He was passionate about his cutting horses, training and preparing them for work and competition. He attained his certificate to work as a farrier and was a proud member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. Andy also cared deeply for the dogs, cats, chickens, and numerous strays that found their way to the farm. Recently Andy welcomed his newest farm animals, honeybees.

Andy volunteered with The Hunt County CAC, CASA for Hunt County, Shelia’s Hope Animal Rescue, Altrusa of Greenville, Lake Area Food Bank, and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey. Andy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Quinlan. He faithfully served both his State and Federal governments as a member of the Grand Jury, which inspired his desire to support his community by running for office as county commissioner. 

Hunny’s most cherished times were with Sugar at their farm catching the sunrise, tending to the garden, flowers, horses, and bees, chatting on the porch, and stargazing. 

Andy was the all-time gentleman and a real cowboy who treated everyone with honor, respect, and dignity. There are countless wonderful qualities that Andy is remembered for, but mostly for the love he had for his family, his genuine kindness, his constant selflessness, and his witty sense of humor. He is deeply loved and is greatly missed by all that knew him. 

Andy is survived by his wife Deana and their children Luke Wilemon and Jack (Cassie) of Sulphur Springs, Ashley Flanagan and husband William (BJ) of Houston, Michelle Henson and husband Justin of North Richland Hills, younger brother Timothy Hunt of Arlington, grandchildren Audrey, Lacey and Luke Wilemon II, Emmett Flanagan, Merry Henson, many nieces and nephews, and pets Loco Lucy and BoB the cat. Andy was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law Gloria Jean VanDeventer.

A celebration of Andy’s life will be held at 2pm, Sunday, January 12th at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Lucas Gonzalez, with visitation at 1pm until service time. Honorary pallbearers are Luke Wilemon, BJ Flanagan, Rick Houser, John VanDeventer, Luke Wilemon II, Tim Hunt, Hans Jensema, Lucas Jensema. 

In honor of Andy, memorials may be made to Shelia’s Hope Animal Rescue. www.sheilasrescue.com 




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