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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

2LT Andrew Jefferson Hunt U.S. Army

May 29, 1993September 13, 2016
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2LT Andrew Jefferson Hunt, United States Army, age 23, died on September 13, 2016, in Ft. Hood, Texas.

Andrew was born on May 29, 1993, in San Antonio, Texas, to Franklin D. Hunt, Jr., and Donna M. Martin. He began his educational journey with kindergarten at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Austin, Texas. He then attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, also in Austin, beginning with first grade. While Andrew attended St. Andrew’s High School, he participated in track and field, football, and cross country. He also loved the fine arts and played cello in the strings program. Andrew loved listening to a variety of music genre, reading great literature, playing video games, and watching lots and lots of movies or “films”, as he called them. But most of all, Andrew loved heading out to the family ranch where he enjoyed hunting, tending livestock, and observing wildlife. He loved his cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and big belt buckles.

Andrew was baptized at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas. He grew in his faith in Christ and was confirmed at St. Luke’s on the Lake Episcopal Church, in Austin, Texas, where he also served as an acolyte. Later, the family were members of St. Francis Anglican Church and regular attenders at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, also in Austin, Texas.

Scouting was a major family activity. Andrew and his brother, Kyle, began scouting in 1st grade as Tiger Cubs in Pack 23. Both went on to become Boy Scouts at Troop 395 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout, following in the footsteps of their father.

Andrew graduated from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in 2011. He then was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he actively served as a Color Guard member, finishing as the Cadet Color Captain during his senior year. Andrew graduated and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on May 23, 2015 with a B.S. in English. After graduating, 2LT Hunt completed Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course (ABOLC), Army Reconnaissance Course (ARC), Bradley Leader Course (BLC), and Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASA) at Ft. Benning, GA. Following these courses, 2LT Hunt was assigned to HHT, 6th Squadron, 9th US Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and served as the Assistant Squadron S3. He earned an Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

Andrew is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Zelma Lenora Hunt. He is survived by his father and mother, Franklin and Donna Hunt; his brother, 1LT Benjamin K. Hunt; his grandfather, Franklin D. Hunt, Sr.; his maternal grandfather, McDonald Martin, Palmyra, NJ; his maternal grandmother, Laura Ann Martin, Philadelphia, PA; his aunts, uncles, many cousins, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M., at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Service is Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Upper School Chapel, 5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin, Texas 78735. Interment to follow Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1404 Armstrong Derry Road, Waelder, Texas 78959.

In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging that those wishing to make contributions in Andrew’s memory, may do so to the charity of their choice.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 23, 2016
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 24, 2016

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2LT Andrew Jefferson Hunt U.S. Army

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Janet Murdock

October 2, 2016

Mark joins me in extending our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your precious son, brother, and grandson. Such an accomplished officer and gentleman; remembered with love and pride I am sure. Our prayers for each of you are for the peace that passes understanding and that you will feel God's presence every minute of everyday
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Kim & Kevin Richardson

September 26, 2016

We wish the family of this Second lieutenant in the US Army our deepest condolences and hope that the compassion and love of Christ will continue to lift you up, encourage you, and comfort you in the days ahead. We know that by His stripes we are healed ! Is 53:4-5

Nancy Keasler

September 25, 2016

Donna, Frank, and Kyle, I am so sad to hear of Andrew's death. I have such fond and sweet memories of him as a young student and am so deeply grateful to have known Andrew. I treasure our two visits as he grew into a young man and have thought of him often. He was with us far too few years but what a full life he had, one I so much admire and respect. His successes fill me with joy and his absence is a feeling of deep sorrow. May God Bless you and heal you during this time of grief and sorrow. With love and admiration, Nancy Keasler

John & Beverly Closson

September 24, 2016

Dear Frank Donna and Kyle,
We are both very saddened to learn about the loss of Andrew. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time in your lives.
May God bless you and give you the strength to get thru the coming days, weeks months.

Carrie, Emily and Jonathan Kennedy

September 23, 2016

Frank, Donna and Kyle we are each deeply saddened by Andrew's passing. Saint Andrew's Espiscopal School System builds a bond that unites. We extend our heartfelt condolences. We pray for peace during this storm. Blessings, Carrie, Emily and Jonathan Kennedy.

Veta Berry

September 23, 2016

Frank, Donna and Kyle - I am grieved to know of your loss of Andrew. I remember fondly two fine young men and parents who loved them fiercely. I knew that parents of such high values and integrity would raise some amazing sons. And so you have. Please accept my condolences and know that I am praying for you and your family in this time of unexpected grief. May you experience comfort from the Great Comforter.

Felisha Hooks

September 22, 2016

Donna, Frank - I am so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for comfort and peace for your family. He will be missed.

Wyvonne Johnson

September 22, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Falecia and Gabrielle Rivers

September 21, 2016

Mrs. Hunt, we are both just so sorry to hear of this. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Gabrielle "Gaby" Rivers
SAS Class of 2015

Buddy and Ernie Lopez

September 21, 2016

Frank, Donna, and Kyle,Ernie and I were very sad to hear the news about Andrew. May the Lord bless you and help you through this time of sorrow and grief. A lot of memories came back to me of all the times our boys shared in Scouting. Our hope is that you are comforted and seek solace knowing that he is now in the hands of our Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peace in Christ,Buddy and Ernie Lopez

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