Charles Harold Hunt
March 4, 1938 - January 8, 2016
Charles Harold Hunt was born on March 4, 1938 in Vancouver, WA and was adopted and raised by Evelyn and Charles Hunt of Vancouver, WA. He joined the Marine Corps Reserve overseas from July 14 1958-July 13, 1964 and was an accomplished sharp shooter. He married Barbara Lorraine Lindow on September 21, 1961 and they were married just over 54 years. Charles was a proud Graduate of Portland State with a degree in History and played first base for the Vikings. He graduated as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in 1970 and moved to Medford, OR in 1970. Once he received his private pilot’s license in 1972, he enjoyed flying with his family up and down the I-5 corridor visiting family. He also volunteered his time to fly for Mercy Flights. After 3 decades he retired from the FAA. Charles was a member of the Rogue Valley Gem and Mineral Club – Medford, Oregon and of the Willamette Agate and Mineral Society Inc – Salem, Oregon. He was an avid fishermen. He LOVED spending time with his grandchildren and sharing in all of their activities. Valued being a friend to those in his life. One of the highlights of his life was finding and sharing the latter part of his life with his biological family.
He was preceded in death by: his adoptive parents, Evelyn and Charles Hunt and father, John Henry Turner. Survivors include: Mother Evlyn Turner; Sisters, Michele Steve Woolley and Jeannette Luther Smith; Children, Chris Hunt and Trina David Miller; grandchildren, Annaliese M Miller, Nicholas A Davidson and Austin J Hunt; Sister in Law ,Joan Lengacher; Cousins, Jerry & Judy Kristensen; Nieces & Nephews - Josh & Jeremy Woolley, Annamaria Evans, Terry Marika Kristensen, Scott Kelli Kristensen, Laura Mark McClelland, Mike Lisa Lengacher, Madison & Katie McClelland, Jake Lengacher, Grant & Hannah Kristensen and Molly Kristensen and Faithful companion, Lady.
Services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1998 Lansing Ave. NE, Salem, Oregon. Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.