OBITUARY

Clinton H. Hunter

December 8, 1938May 3, 2014
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Clinton Homer Hunter, age 75, passed away on May 3, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Clinton was born on December 8, 1938 in Houston and graduated from Houston's Austin High School in 1957. After high school, he attended Arlington State College (now, U. T. Arlington) where he met and married his life time companion Dixie Lynn Strange in January 1959. Later he attended the University of Houston, obtained his bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison College in New Jersey and his Masters in English from California State, Dominguez Hills. Clinton worked for American Can Company until the company was dissolved, at which time he started his second career as an English teacher at College of the Mainland in Texas City. Clinton was a life long fan of Houston sports, especially his Astros. Like his father, he played the clarinet and enjoyed Dixieland Jazz. In addition, Clint enjoyed writing and even researched and wrote a book of the Hunter family history. He also had a few short stories published and, for fun, even wrote book reviews for a couple of on-line publishers. He will be remembered mostly for his love of his wife, children, and grandchildren: not always spoken, but always present. His son-in-law, Scott Towns, describes Clinton as a "calm, quiet presence, always supporting, always loving, always accepting." Clint is survived by Dixie, his wife of 55 years, daughter Donna Lynn and son-in-law Scott Towns, son David and daughter-in-law Catherine, son Richard and daughter-in-law Melinda, his sister Lynda Styne, brother-in-law James Styne and seven grandchildren: Lydia Towns, Stephen Towns, Amanda Urban, James Towns, Grace Towns, Emelia Hunter and Rilee Hunter, and great-grandson Caleb Chase Urban, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Friday evening from 5-8. All friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate Clint's long life and final Victory

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 9, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Richard Tommy Layne

May 18, 2014

My deepest sympathies to my Aunt Dixie and my cousins and their families.

May 14, 2014

I am so sorry to hear this. I was in band at Austin High with Clint and so remember him. Prayers for you and the family. I know he will be missed by many. May God bless and keep you in his loving arms. Anne Daigle Lantz

Astrid lowery

May 9, 2014

I worked with Clint at College of the Mainland for a number of years, first when he worked as an adjunct instructor for the college and later when he became a full-time professor. He was one of the nicest people I ever knew, and he always was a supportive and warm presence. I'm so sorry he passed away, and I was so sorry to learn he had Alzheimer's, what a tragic disease, especially for an English teacher. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I know he will be missed very much.

Carol Munyua

May 9, 2014

Our prayers are with you Ms. Dixie during this difficult time. Clint always smiled and waved hello to my daughter Angie and I as we walked the neighbourhood. He was a kind man. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. God bless you and your family.

Jean Smith Crecelius

May 9, 2014

I was so sorry to hear this sad news, Dixie. My memories of Clinton go back to the 50s when we were in school together. Such a dear, quiet, smiling person who is still a teenager in my head these many years later. My deepest condolences to you and all his loved ones.

May 9, 2014

"It was a pleasure working with Clint at College of the Mainland. He was kind and considerate to all, and his students loved him. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. I know I'll never forget him. My prayers are with Dixie and the family."
Carolyn Sharer (Nassau Bay, TX)

Kathy Blundell

May 8, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the family. I truly enjoyed working with Clint during our years together at COM.

Cathy Moran

May 8, 2014

Our prayers are with you during this difficult time, Dixie. Clint was so much fun to work with at COM. His subtle sense of humor was priceless. Clint was a patient, kind teacher and colleague from whom I learned not to stress out about life's little nuisances. God bless you all.

Bruce A. Strange

May 8, 2014

American heroes—who are they, really? Our star athletes, astronauts, firemen, police officers, soldiers, veterans—for sure. Yet, there is another category—our humble men and women, mothers and fathers, who dedicate their lives to love, support, and educate their families and communities—without medals, notoriety, or great accolades—without which our society could not persist.
So now, we celebrate the life of Clinton Hunter—a true American hero. May God bless Clint's family and friends.

Rose Shirey

May 8, 2014

My condolences to Clint's Family,
We were blessed to know him. He always made us smile and laugh here at College of the Mainland.

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