Melvin Eugene Hunt, 77, of Troup, Texas, went to be with the Lord on February 3, 2021, at his home. He was born August 7, 1943, in Medford, Oregon, to the late William Orr and Mary Gladys McCaskey Hunt.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a combat engineer, He married the love of his life, Janie Mitcham Hunt on October 14, 1964, in Clarksville, Tennessee. He retired from Tyler Wood Works of Troup. He enjoyed woodworking, watching movies and he loved his family with all of his heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Martin Hunt, and 2 sisters, Mary Hunt and Margaret Hunt.
He is survived by his wife Janie Mitcham Hunt of Troup; son, Terry Hunt of Troup; daughter, Christina Miles and husband John of Lovelady, son, Robby Shepherd and wife Bettie of Ashland, OR, granddaughter, Lauren Hunt of Tyler; Goddaughter, Dawn Preble of Rapid City, SD; and Godson, John Ardry of Medford, OR.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charity of Choice.
Melvin donated his body to The Willed Body Program of Dallas, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.
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