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Joseph Melvin Hunt
Birth: Feb. 9, 1915
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 2005
Cass County
Texas, USA


:) :) "Remember Melvin and Smile" :) :)



Thank you for visiting Grandpa's memorial.
The flowers and visits are so appreciated.


Grandpa grew red roses until he died at age 90. He was so proud of his beautiful roses.

Grandpa was married to my Grandmother, Faye Harvey Hunt. They married in Bernice, La. in 1937.

Grandpa was a wonderful person. Grandpa ALWAYS made sure he spoke to every person whenever we had a family gathering. No one was ever left out. Grandpa had a special way of making everyone feel important and special.

As a young person, I remember going to visit my Grandparents in Sarepta, La., and how my Grandpa would always sit down and take the time to talk to me. I treasure each and every memory I have with this precious man. He helped me become the person I am today. I loved him so much. He influenced my life more than he ever knew. I can still hear my Grandpa say "live below your means and always pay your bills." Grandpa was a wise man.

I never knew a finer man than my Grandpa. He was honest and he was kind. He worked hard. He stood for God and he lived a Christian life.

Grandpa was never one to say "I love you"....but while he lay in the hospital bed the last three days of his life, he told me that he loved me so many times. He never had to tell me....because I always knew he did. He was so precious.

After Grandpa died, I learned that he had carried my first grade picture in his wallet all those years...and a piece of paper with my name.....when I learned to write my name.

Grandpa was a great storyteller and I could sit for hours listening to him talk about the old days. Grandpa was in the CC camp during the war time, and he worked at sawmills in the Spearsville, La. area before moving off to Springhill, La. and later on to Sarepta, La. for the remainder of his life.

Grandpa was devoted to God and his family. He was a Christian, and a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Sarepta, La.

Grandpa was a brilliant person. He loved to read and he loved to travel all over the United States. When I was young, he and my Grandmother took me on vacation to California. We made so many happy memories together.

Grandpa retired from International Paper in Springhill, La. He enjoyed many years of retirement.

Grandpa was the father of:
Curtis (my Daddy)
& Hilda

Melvin's Siblings:

"He Only Takes the Best"
God saw he was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around him,
And whispered "Come with Me".

With tear filled eyes we watched
Him suffer and fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

Family links: 
  Samuel William Hunt (1882 - 1967)
  Sarah Ann Wade Hunt (1888 - 1970)
  Faye Harvey Hunt (1919 - 2002)*
  Dean Edward Hunt (1913 - 1991)*
  Joseph Melvin Hunt (1915 - 2005)
  Margie Hunt Chapman (1916 - 2002)*
  Oneak Marie Hunt Aulds (1918 - 1960)*
  Ruby Hunt Stayton (1920 - 2004)*
  Irvin Poe Hunt (1922 - 2008)*
  Clarence Orville Hunt (1924 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Cemetery
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Annette Hallonquist
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94964144
Joseph Melvin Hunt
Added by: Annette Hallonquist
Joseph Melvin Hunt
Added by: Annette Hallonquist
Joseph Melvin Hunt
Added by: Annette Hallonquist
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