In Memory Of
Clinton H. Hunter
December 8, 1938 – May 3, 2014
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.