December 21, 1941 – September 21, 2019
Wavery Eugene “Gene” Hunter 1941 – 2019
Mr. Wavery Eugene “Gene” Hunter, 77, husband of Judith Lynne “Judy” (Plechus) Hunter, a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service Maintenance Technical Support Center, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019, in the Norman Regional Healthplex Hospital. A public wake and viewing will take place on Tuesday, September 24 from 6-8 pm at the Primrose Funeral Home. Deacon Steve Lewis will be the officiant. Funeral services for Mr. Hunter will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church by the Primrose Funeral Home and officiated by Father Irwin.
Wavery Eugene “Gene” Hunter was born on December 21, 1941 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was the son of the late Wavery Columbus Hunter and Margie L. (Straily) Hunter. Gene was raised and received his formal education in the Oklahoma City School System and was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School in 1959. Gene attended the University of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1964 and a Master of Science in 1977. He was a long-time employee of the U.S. Postal Service from 1972 through his retirement in 2002 and worked as a systems maintenance engineer for 30 years.
On October 19, 1968, he and Judy were married and briefly lived in Fort Worth, Texas before making their home in Norman, Oklahoma. Gene and Judy celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2018. Gene loved to bowl and play golf and was very passionate about the Oklahoma Sooners football and basketball teams. He was a voracious reader, which was his favorite hobby. Gene was an absolute master in the kitchen and his blueberry pancakes and chocolate chip cookies were specialties that brought people far and wide into the Hunter home to sample. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Judith, of the Norman home; a daughter, Teresa Michele “Mikki” Nicholson and her husband Nick of Sugar Land, Texas; a daughter, Kari Marie Moody and her husband Paul of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister-in-law, Odena Hunter of Midwest City; his nieces and nephews, Jackie King and her husband Bob; Jan Thomas Gepfert; numerous cousins as well as two step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. His father, mother and two brothers, Harold and H.B., and H.B.’s wife Jody, preceded him in death.
- Don Ewals, Active Pallbearer
- William Gepfert, Active Pallbearer
- Dave Hogan, Active Pallbearer
- Terry Hunter, Active Pallbearer
- Michael Lovegrove, Active Pallbearer
- Ken White, Active Pallbearer
- Wake Tuesday, September 24, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 25, 2019
October 11, 2019
Gene loved his golf... I have a couple experiences I would like to share....
A group of us were playing Earlywine North (hole# 1). Gene hits his drive to the right side just off the fairway. As he sets up to hit his second shot to the green, I notice a Robin sitting on the edge of the fairway about 30 yards in front of Gene. Gene proceeds to blade the shot and the the ball never gets off the ground striking the Robin... he drops like a rock... Gene's ball however rolls up on the green. He then proceeds to 1 putt for a "birdie". I have witnessed MANY double bogeys in golf... NEVER a double birdie!!!
Another outing.... A group of us were playing the Broadmoore golf course.... Yes again hole #1... Gene hits his drive in the ditch on the right... Ken White and I, of course, are in the middle of the fairway. Ken and I hit our second shots and walk to the green. As we are standing at the green, Gene not finding his ball drops one and hits a shot to the green. Neither Ken, I or Gene sees the ball... it bounces once and hits Ken in the right cheek (the one on his head)... He goes down... YES he got up but was a bit bruised and swollen... a few days later Gene still feeling bad gives Ken a "free" club... a Driver and all is forgiven...
YES.... HE IS MISSED... Don Ewals
September 24, 2019
To Mikki and Kari - I knew your dad for such a short time, yet in that time, I learned he was a kind hearted man who loved his girls.
To Judy - You and Gene provided me with a family feeling I hadn't felt in a long time. I will always be grateful.
To Mikki- You are my BFF. I would not have gotten through many trials in my life without you. I hope I can provide you with some of the same comfort.
September 24, 2019
I enjoyed playing lots of golf with Gene over the years and sharing golf stories. Gene was a great friend and provided a lot of support and knowledge during the time we spent together at the USPS MTSC. Gene will be certainly be missed.
September 23, 2019
May God's peace be with all of you.
September 23, 2019
The Heisserer family is thinking of you at this time. We are so sorry for your loss.
Andy, Margaret and Eric