September 4, 1923 – April 13, 2021
Walter Taylor Hunt, age 97, passed away April 13, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his loving wife and family at his side. Walter was born September 4, 1923 in Belton, Texas. He grew up in Dallas, Texas with his parents Carl and Sabelle (Miller) Hunt. He was an only child.
He is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He served as a missionary in the Philippines for 25 years and for nine years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Clovis, New Mexico. He later retired in Lubbock, Texas.
Walter was first and foremost a loving husband and father as well as a devoted pastor and missionary. During World War II, he served in an artillery battalion in the United States Marine Corps. As a student at Baylor, he met fellow student Aliene Emma Brasher. They were married on December 20, 1947 in Cranfills Gap, Texas.
Walter was a member of Vista Grande Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. For most of his retirement years, he continued with his great love, teaching and preaching the Bible. He enjoyed reading and studying, conversing on a variety of subjects, playing games with friends and family, cooking, and hosting ministries to internationals in his home.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Aliene Emma (Brasher) Hunt; two sons, Richard Hunt (Margaret) and Josh Hunt (Missy); and two daughters, Marti Nelson (Carl) and Mary Vosburg Ritscher (Stu). He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family graveside service is planned at Pikes Peak National Cemetery. A public memorial service is scheduled for Monday, April 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Village Seven Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to the International Mission Board (imb.org) 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.