Carle David Hunt
February 1, 1948 – January 2, 2020
Carle David Hunt passed away on January 2, 2020 in the comfort of his home in the Texas Hill Country.
David was born in Denison, Texas on February 01, 1948 to John Robert and Wanda Sue (Smith) Hunt. He was the youngest of four sons. David’s childhood and adolescence was spent between the Hunt Dairy Farm in Denison and grandmother’s house in Dallas, Texas.
After graduating from Sunset High School in Dallas, David attended Stephen F. Austin University and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Hunt was honorably discharged after serving for 6 years. He later volunteered with DeSoto Fire Rescue for three years while working for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. In 1975 he became a full-time fireman with the City of DeSoto. Battalion Chief Hunt retired in 2006 after serving for more than 31 years with DeSoto Fire Rescue.
In August 1981, David met Georgann Richards at a rodeo dance. They married in February 1982 in Wylie, Texas. In keeping with his love of the old west, David lovingly referred to Georgann as “Hazer” and the two were happily married for 37 years. Together they had 3 children; Lara, Sheila, and G.W.
David was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved God, Family, Texas, America, the Fire Department, Cowboy Poetry, the Cowboy Life, Country Music, the University of Texas Longhorns, and Dr. Pepper. David was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert and Wanda Sue (Smith) Hunt, his grandparents, Walker and Ollie Irene Hunt, and Gertrude Freeman Smith as well as his sister-in-law Sandra (Sandy) Hunt.
David is survived by his wife of 37 years, Georgann Hunt, and their three children: Lara Cantu, husband Phillip and their children, Mia and Tomas; Sheila Yguerabide her husband Gilbert and daughters Hailey and Layla; Guy Walker (G.W.) Hunt and his children Levi and Allison. As well as his three brothers, Robert Michael and wife Valarie; John Wayne and wife Lori; and Roger Lynn Sr., in addition to many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services for David will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, Marble Falls, Texas, on January 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The Hunt Family will host a visitation at the church prior to the service at 12:00, noon.
Memorial donations can be made to The Marble Falls First United Methodist Church Children’s Department or Semper K-9 (https://donate.semperk9.org/David-Hunt).
- First United Methodist Church Marble Falls Children's Department
- Semper K-9
- Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
Carle David Hunt
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January 10, 2020
I was privileged to meet David when I joined the DeSoto Fire Department as a volunteer in 1974. After accepting full time positions with the department, we attended fire rookie school together. At that time, we developed a friendship that I value to this day.
David never met a stranger, was loyal to his friends, honest in his opinions and dedicated to the fire service. He had a sense of humor that could find something to smile about in any situation.
More than anything, he loved Georgann and his family.
We will meet again.
Fred Hart, Jr
January 7, 2020
Chief Hunt always had my back he even had a t- shirt made to prove it. Truly a great guy gonna miss you friend
January 7, 2020
Dave Hunt was my first Captain/Battalion Chief when entering the fire service. He made me feel welcome and respected from day one.
He was a good mentor throughout my career. When he retired, I was honored and humbled to "try" and fill his position. He will always be remembered as a caring, down-to-earth, all around good guy to all he knew. He loved family, friends, firefighters, UT Longhorns and the old cowboy traditions. He wore these "brands" proudly. Love and miss you Dave. We'll see you again one day.
January 3, 2020
This man was the sweetest and most patient man. I learned more about Texas history from him than I ever did in school. He was so happy when he found out that Gavin was to be born on March 2, also the day he had surgery. I have so many great and fun memories of him. I loved him very much and hurt for my friends’ loss. I will be praying for your family for understanding and strength. I love you all!