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 ( 3806 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.

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  1. We are grieved at the loss of one of God’s dearest servants. Walter and Ailene were great mentors and servants, loved by many. Walter will be missed! May God hide the family under the shelter of His wings.

  2. Walter was a great mentor to those of us who were present at the Bible Studies for Internationals while he & Aliene lived in Lubbock. We loved hearing his challenging messages in class and from the pulpit. All of those memories will be cherished forever. Sharron & Doug Stelter

  3. The Hunts have always ministered to my and my family in a special, loving way. I have only beautiful memories of my pastor,Walter, ministering to our family in times of crisis or just in every day situations. What a life! What a ministry! What a blessings to have known Pastor Walter. Thank you, Jesus, for my memories.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go the the family of this steadfast warrior for God’s kingdom. We only know Son Josh Hunt as he is our pastor at Salem Baptist Church. We are so grateful that Mr.Hunt was the example for his family that gave us such a leader for our church. God bless each one of you.

  5. Les and Jan Hill hold such gracious memories of the Hunt Family. We thank the Lord for their service and blessing we knew in relationship being entertained in the home on many occasions.
    May each member of the family sense the truth that the Lord walks along side during this time and days ahead.

  6. We are sorry to hear of a great missionary warrior leaving this earth, but glad to know where he went. Our prayers are with Aliene and you children and grandchildren. He was a great inspiration to all of us that knew him.

  7. Walter and Aliene were wonderful people, modeling goodness and selflessness throughout their lives. I always looked up to them and they have certainly influenced my life. I accepted Christ with my hand clasped in Walter’s at the age of 12. I have fond memories of our teenage years with all of you.
    God Bless You

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