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rlgoodner
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Posted - 07/21/2007 :  09:09:59  Show Profile  Visit rlgoodner's Homepage
Orion Kenneth Hunt was born on March 8, 1917 at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas to John Fisher Hunt and Iuka (Woodall) Hunt. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Joe B., Woody, John Jr. and Ernest. The family moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma during the Oil boom, where his family was in the grocery business in Weleetka, Henryetta, Konowa and Seminole. Orion entered the Army during World War II, the same day his brother, Captain John F. Hunt, Jr. was killed defending the Philippine Islands. Orion was a Scout in the 90th Infantry Division and drove off into the English Channel with his water proof jeep during the Normandy invasion of Utah Beach in France. He was wounded at the Saar River near the Siegfried line in Germany. He received the Purple Heart, Silver Service Star, five major battle stars: Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe. He was awarded the Croix De Guerre Avec Etoile De Bronze from the French Government and the Bronze Arrowhead for participating in the assault waves of the amphibious landing on the enemy occupied coast of France. Orion received his high school diploma from Seminole High School as part of his military service. Orion is a Charter Member of St. Matthew United Church of Midwest City, Oklahoma. He loved his Lord, loved his church, loved his many friends, loved his neighborhood and was considered an honorary uncle to his many little friends and will long be remembered as the King of the Garage Sales. Orion was a lifetime Democrat and a proud supporter of the Lyle Boren family. Orion is survived by his niece, Jo Ann Hunt of Ada, OK and his nephew, John R. 'Bob" Hunt of Oklahoma City. The family wishes to thank the Coronary Care Unit at Midwest Regional Medical Center for their loving care and would ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church Youth Program. The funeral will be conducted by Ford Funeral Service at 2pm Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Brotherton officiating. Full military honors will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

rlgoodner
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Posted - 06/30/2008 :  07:50:37  Show Profile  Visit rlgoodner's Homepage
We miss you Orion!




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