Visitation for Huston Hunnicutt will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Krestridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.
Huston Hunnicutt, age 93 years 3 months 10 days, was born July 10, 1926 in Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma to Goldie Roach Hunnicutt and Huston C. Hunnicutt. He passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 20, 2019, after a lengthy illness.
At age 17, his mother signed so he could join the military to fight for our country in the US Navy during WWII as Seaman First Class. Huston docked seaplanes at Quadulin Island, and then was a gunner aboard the USS Lexington. After the war ended, he hitchhiked to Whiteface, Texas where his mother and step-father, Dan Strawn, had moved.
On December 14, 1947, Huston married Wilma ''Bill'' Bryant in a double wedding ceremony with his sister and soon to be brother-in-law at the family farm in Pettit. Wilma passed away in December, 1993. Huston met Lora Mae West at Sam's Club in Lubbock and they were married on March 21, 1998 at the Muleshoe Nazarene Church.
In his early years following WWII, Huston farmed at Pettit. He worked in the oilfield as a roustabout and a pumper. He retired March 31, 1987 from the Texas Highway Department.
Huston served as a deacon at Levelland Missionary Baptist Church, College Avenue Baptist Church, and Ridgecrest Baptist Church of Levelland where he was presently a member.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma in 1993; parents, Huston C. and Goldie Hunnicutt; brother, Robert Hunnicutt; sisters, Jessie Brown and Zelma Depauw-Jordan; son, Huston Hunnicutt, Jr. and his wife Patricia Catron and their daughter Tonya Hunnicutt; step-dad, Daniel Boone Strawn; and son-in-law, Bobby Joe Sanders.
Huston is survived by his wife, Lora Mae West Hunnicutt; daughters, Kathy Hunnicutt Sanders and Debra Beth Hunnicutt McIntire; grandchildren, Becky Torres, Beverly Mueller, Amy McIntire, Jeff McIntire and Timothy Hunnicutt; great grandchildren, Caleb Torres, Alan Torres, Lorianne Mueller, Johnathan Mueller, Jaramya Montez, Amanda McIntire, Caitlin McIntire and Kylie McIntire; great great grandchildren, Jayden, Bella, Nayeli, and Paisley; and special friends, Felix and Mary Lou Davila.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Levelland, or a church or charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111
Visitation Schedule Krestridge Funeral Home
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX 79336 Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm Map & Directions
Service Schedule Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX 79336 Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:00 pm Map & Directions
Burial Schedule City of Levelland Cemetery
1500 Avenue H
Levelland, TX 79336 Map & Directions
Memorial Contributions Ridgecrest Baptist Church
801 S. Alamo Road
Levelland, TX 79336