Howard Ross Hunter, 81 passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at home in Edmond, OK.
He was born August 18, 1931 in Marlow, OK to Lee and Eula Hunter. He grew up in Lawton, OK and attended Lawton High School, graduating in 1949.
Howard served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan for two years. Following his military service, Howard completed his education and graduated in 1957 from Central State College. While in college, Howard was instrumental in the chapter development of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
In 1958, Howard married Alma L. Roso at St. James’s Catholic Church, Oklahoma City on April 15. They were married 55 years and their love was an example for many.
Howard began his career with the United States Government, Civil Service Administration at Clinton Sherman Air Force Base, Clinton, OK and Offutt Air Force Base – Strategic Air Command, Omaha, NE. In 1968, Howard transferred to Vance AFB, Enid, OK as the Administrative Contracting Officer, retiring in 1985.
Howard was an active member of St. Gregory Catholic Church and gave his time and talent to Our Daily Bread, Boy Scouts of America & Little League. Howard and Alma travel the world during their retirement.
Howard is survived by his loving wife, Alma and two sisters, Sherry Hunter, Stephenville, TX, Sandy & husband John Lair, Cleveland, OK & many nieces & nephews. In addition, Howard and Alma have three children, Sherry Hutchison & husband James, Edmond, OK., Allen Hunter & wife Andrea, Fairway, KS, Patti Baldridge & husband Mike, Sand Springs, OK and his five grandchildren, Chris & Paige Hutchison, Caroline Hunter, Mandy & Jill Baldridge.
A memorial will be held at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK, Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Howard’s honor to: Our Daily Bread, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 616 W. Randolph, Enid, OK.
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