William "Pat" Patrick HuntSeptember 6, 1953 ~ August 6, 2017 (age 63)
A celebration of Life service for William Patrick "Pat" Hunt, 63 of Lawton will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Henslee, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church and John O'dell, Oklahoma FCA State Director, Edmond, Oklahoma officiating.
Pat passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in Lawton.
A private burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
There will be a special visitation for family and friends on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pat was born on September 6, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Edward Claud and Clara A. (Haggard) Hunt. He grew up in Lawton where he attended school, graduating from Lawton High School in 1971. While in high school, he played football and baseball and in 1970, his Lawton High School Football team won the 4A State Championship. He then played football on a scholarship at East Central University where he was affectionately known as "Fattus". He also played as a walk-on in baseball. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1975, he received his Master's Degree in Counseling in 1977 all from East Central University. He married Sandy Cowley on June 2, 1973 at the Beal Heights Presbyterian Church in Lawton, Oklahoma and they lived for a while in Walters where he taught history at the high school and coached football. They then moved to Noble, Oklahoma and Pat taught History at their high school and also coached football, before returning to Lawton in 1978 to teach History and Driver's Ed at Lawton High School where he also coached and mentored many young students. He was fortunate enough to win another State Championship in 1987, this time as a coach. He later was a traveling counselor and covered the Lawton elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. Pat retired in 2008 and a year later when Sandy retired, they enjoyed camping and RVing around the lakes in Oklahoma. Pat played on local summer softball leagues and enjoyed snow skiing, fishing and hunting; taking the annual dove hunt with his sons every September. Pat never met a stranger and was a great friend and his friends were very important to him as he proved many times. He was always helping someone out and he would give anything to anyone. He had a way of making people feel special and loved. He taught his sons that you are only as good as your word and he was truly a big softy. He adored his grandchildren and they adored him. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sandy Hunt, of the home; two sons, Jay Hunt and his wife Melissa, of Lawton and Clint Hunt and his long-time companion, Kayla Davis, of Lawton, OK; two brothers and sisters in law, Byrl and Jan Hunt, of Jenks, Oklahoma and Matt and Barbara Hunt,of Norman, OK; his mother in law and father in law, Doug and Helen Cowley, of Lawton, Oklahoma; his sisters in law and brothers in law, Janet and Ron Tidwell, of Roff, Ok, Kathy and Chris Hallmark, of Sulphur, OK and Tamie and Dink Barrett, of Lawton, OK; his grandchildren, Madison Hunt, Karsyn Hunt, Peyton Hunt, Kynlee Davis, and Jayda Davis; one aunt, Pat Hewitt, of Tulsa, OK; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Gabriel Jayson Hunt; and his aunts and uncles.
The family request that in lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the Memorial College Fund of Pat's grandchildren %Sandy Hunt at PO Box 3923, Lawton, Oklahoma 73502, or Westminster Presbyterian Church at 7110 W Gore, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505, or to the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's at 3809 South Blvd, Edmond, Oklahoma 75013.