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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.

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I am so sorry to hear the news of Chucks passing. He was an amazing man and I loved being in WAMS with him...he taught me so much and he and Barb were loved very much by my family and I.  I am glad he is no longer in pain, but his passing will leave a sore spot in my heart.  My  condolences to the rest of his family, he will be missed.    
Sandy Wissinger

Please accept my condolences on Chuck's death. It has taken a big chunk out of my heart. He was a high school buddy, a wonderful guy and a good friend for sixty years. I'm thankful that we've been able to keep in touch, primarily through our annual reunions; but it is reading about his life and family that makes me wish I had known him even better. I will especially miss his sense of humor and great personality. He has been in our prayers for some time.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord..." (Revelation 14:13).
May God comfort you in your grief.

Thank you, Trina, for letting us know of your father's passing.  My condolences to you and your family.  I didn't know Chuck well nor for all that long.  His birth mother, Evlyn, is a first cousin to my mother, Grace, and we were delighted when he came into our lives.  We wish it could have been for much longer.  

Dear Trina and Chris,   I am sorry to hear of your father's death.  (Christine passed the e-mail on to me.) Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.  I have only a few memories of Uncle Charles, but one of my favorite is when you all traveled out to ND for a visit and your dad drove into the wrong Enander farm first.  Our cousin's dog gave your dad a good scare!  But you eventually made it to our house and then we could all laugh about the dog.
    I pray that the peace of God would surround you and comfort you at this sad time.  love, Robin Olson

Chuck and Barb were good friends and neighbors for years.  Our love and prayers go out to you Trina , Chris and your families.    Thank you for letting us know.  I contacted our family as well as Glenda and Valarie....friends from Medford.  
"Fond memories now become treasured memories".
  Friends always,
 Virg and Marlene Syverson