Okal Hunt – In Our Care – March 30, 2024

Okal Oneal Hunt
1930 ~ 2024


Maysville, Missouri….Okal Oneal Hunt, age 93, was born April 25, 1930 in Smithville the son of Clarence Joshua and Hazel Mildred (Randall) Hunt and passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 30, 2024.

Okal and Clara Evelyn Arnold were united in marriage December 24, 1955, at Winnwood Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. To this union three sons were born.  Okal faithfully served in the United States Army from 1953-1955 during Korea. After getting out of the Army, Okal began farming.  He grew tobacco, row crops, and many kinds of livestock. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Frances Springs, Clarence Hunt, Jr., Virginia Lee Mulkey, Mary Ruth, Mildred Johnson; and daughter-in-law, Patti L. Hunt.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Clara; three sons, Arnold (fiancee, Lorraine Holt) Hunt, Brian (Linda) Hunt, Carl (Beverly Sue) Hunt; brother, Marlin Hunt; ten grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Cremation under the direction of Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville. 

Celebration of Life services will be set at a later date. 

13 Responses to “Okal Hunt – In Our Care – March 30, 2024”

  1. Rick and Alda March 30, 2024 at 11:58 pm #

    Such a very special man] he taught us how to raise tobacco he was a kind hard working man. Memories will last forever. Bless you boys for taking care of him and Clara
    Rick and Alda

  2. Anita Mummert April 1, 2024 at 12:52 pm #

    Aunt Clara ,boys and families – Anita /Nea and Ron send our deepest sympathies to all of you and much Love . He was and is a great being .

  3. Jessiy Hays April 1, 2024 at 2:41 pm #

    When I first moved 2 Missouri he was 1 of the 1st ppl I met I was just a little girl. He taught me a lot about farming and would teach me how 2 do stuff right I was from Midland, Michigan a city girl. He would always tell me how much of a hard worker I am vs. My brother that did nothing on the farm. His memories will always be with me and he will forever be missed and loved!!!!!!

  4. Garry and Julie Greer April 1, 2024 at 5:28 pm #

    So sorry for your loss, Okal has always been a wonderful friend and taught us alot about farming,

  5. Shanna Eggert April 1, 2024 at 9:13 pm #

    I am so sorry to hear this, he was always such a great person and always smiling. He would always have the best advise and could teach you how to do just about anything. Prayers to his family.

  6. Janice Irwin Termini April 1, 2024 at 10:34 pm #

    Clara & sons, I was sad to hear of Okal’s passing. He was always such a nice and funny guy to be around. I saw him at the Hunt reunions and now wish I had gone to the home to visit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Gary kolb April 2, 2024 at 12:16 am #

    I always enjoyed visiting with Okal, his happiness was contagious. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Gary Clark April 2, 2024 at 2:36 pm #

    Okal Hunt family. I always enjoyed visiting with Okal. We had a lot of Mo Dot stories. He always shared good memories of some our former co worker. We are sorry for your loss .

  9. Sharon Kay ( Williams) warnke April 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm #


  10. Bill and Stella Nieder April 2, 2024 at 8:46 pm #

    Clara and Family we were so sorry to hear of Okals passing.
    I remember when he was in the army, and stationed in Ft. Leonardwood, and he came to Grandma Hunt on a weekend pass, and we seen him then.
    He was a great guy. May God Bless each of you with peace.
    Love your cousins, Bill & Stella (Hunt) Butler, Mo.

  11. BILL AND JUDY FOSTER April 3, 2024 at 5:12 pm #

    Bill and Judy Foster
    We were neighbors when they lived near Camden Point, MO. We worked together raising tobacco and the guys coon hunted
    They were good neighbors in the community…front porch setting…..
    Sorry for your loss.

  12. Tracy McCrea April 6, 2024 at 10:58 am #

    One of my favorite Fairport men. We were lucky to grow up with so many. Okal was always so very kind. One of the best!

  13. Tracy McCrea April 6, 2024 at 10:59 am #

    One of my favorite Fairport men. We were lucky to grow up with so many. Okal was always so very kind. One of the best! So sorry for your loss.

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