Harry Deen Hunter


VAN ALSTYNE — Harry Deen Hunter died at Meadowbrook Rest Home November 23, 2017. He was born June 20, 1922 in Van Alstyne, Texas. His father was Mack Cage Hunter and his mother was Mary Susan (Mitchell) Hunter. He had two sisters, Charlotte Joan Hunter and Rhea Cunningham, and a brother Mack Quinn Hunter, all of whom preceded him in death. Harry married Eva Marie Butler of Howe, Texas March 23, 1942. Eva Marie passed away February 3, 1998. They had two sons, Jerry Mack Hunter and Charles Deen Hunter. Jerry and his wife Cherrie reside in Van Alstyne, and Charles and his wife Mary reside in St. Albans, Vermont.


After Harry’s wife Eva died, he married Billie Stephens of Van Alstyne February 16, 1999. Harry is survived by his wife Billie, two sons, two grandaughters, one grandson, three great granddaughters, one great grandson, one great-great granddaughter, one great-great grandson, three stepdaughters and one stepson.


Harry enlisted in the Army Air Force October 14, 1942 and was discharged December 4, 1945. After attending two aircraft mechanic schools, Harry spent his time in the military as a mechanic on B-24 bombers in Boise, Idaho. Harry also worked at Perrin Air Force Base from 1956 until the base closed. He finished up his final stint with Civil Service at Altus Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic where he retired. He then returned to Denison, Texas.


Services for Harry were held at 2:00 p.m. November 26, 2017 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Van Alstyne Cemetery. Harry was of the Methodist Faith. You may sign the online guest Book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com


Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas. 903-482-5225