Coach Richard Patrick Hunt
R. Patrick Hunt or Pat as he preferred to be called, 73, passed away on November 21, 2018 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Coach Hunt is survived by his wife, Jane Hunt; son, Justin Patrick Hunt; grandchildren; Dylan Ferrell, Makenzie Ferrell and Alexis Ferrell along with special adoptions of Allison and Lauren Joyal, Glen, Patricia and Lundan Baldeschwiler and Tiffany Ward, as dear children and grandchildren. Coach Hunt also leaves behind many former players, students, and coaches who were dear to his heart.
Pat Hunt joined the Marine Corps in 1969 and served in Vietnam for 15 months. He began teaching and coaching girls basketball in 1975 in Odem, TX where he met and married his wife Jane in 1977. Coach Hunt was a Legend, earning several trips to the State Girls Basketball tournament in Austin. In 1992 Pat became a fishing guide due to the encouragement and mentorship of his friend Wally Mayer. He was so thankful for that job and the ability to meet so many great people during that tenure of his life. In all he did in life he considered himself lucky to have the assistance of his wife Jane to discuss all the daily ins and outs of coaching, teaching, and fishing. She listened, talked, loved and advised him through all day to day things that happen in a busy life. Pat and Jane moved to Ingleside on the Bay when they came to teach and coach in Ingleside. The views of the water and the ships passing by were always a great pleasure to him.
Visitation will be held at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 3:00 p.m.-
8:00 p.m. with the family being present from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass, Texas. Burial will follow at the Gregory Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Marine Corps League.
Online condolences may be left at www.charliemarshallfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements entrusted to:
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
2003 W. Wheeler Ave
Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
My deepest condolences to the Hunt family.
Coach Hunt gave me (and my friends) a nickname in 7th grade that people still call me today. Such a great man and teacher. Honored to have known him.
Dawn SmithTaft, TX
So sorry to hear of Pats death. He was a cousin of mine. My mom was Willine and was sister to his mom Florine. We were from Taft. May he Rest In Peace.
Ginger CartwrightAustin, TX
Where to start? Basketball? Life Lessons? Sarcasm/Jokes? Curfews? KD? ... it all adds up to Coachie Poo being the single most important man in my life outside of my family. You both had such an influence on me not only while I was in jr. high and high school, but ultimately in my life as a coach as well. Love you ~
Gina Redden LumpkinsHarper, TX
As I sit in an airport in Atlanta on my return journey from Kuwait, I can't help but think of how Coach Hunt would encourage us to reach beyond the seemingly unreachable. His love and understanding of the game of basketball sealed my fate as a coach and teacher. I still have my special green marble given to me by Coach Hunt in 1980 as a reminder to keep pushing through tough situations and challenging obstacles and I still use a few plays from our old playbook. The "tip-tip" jumpball play still works! Rest in peace.
#30 Taft Lady Greyhound
Class of '82
Jane LawsRockwall, TX, TX
Carolyn and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Hunt family. Coach was a close friend. I had so much respect for him not only for his success on the basketball court but also for his devotion to his country and his love for friends and family. Jane you were his rock. Coach Hunt and I spent several years coaching girls basketball together at Aransas Pass High School. It was from him that I learned so much about the ins and outs of coaching that go beyond the final score on the scoreboard. Coach you will be missed by all those who were fortunate to have known you.
Marvin and Carolyn Marekkeller, TX
Carolyn and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Hunt family.
marvin marekkeller, TX
Coach Hunt you will be remembered by so many at APHS as you coached for many. You were a great friend to all of us and we will cherish all the good times we had with you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Michelle Figueroa Gill
#10 volleyball '98
Michelle GillOxford, NC
Coach was a sweet man. I enjoyed my travels with team. He always made me feel like an important part of the team. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who appreciate his mentorship.
Amanda WingateMadrid, IA
Coach Hunt was a great man and coach. He coached my daughter Damien in volleyball he touched so many wonderful girls. He will be greatly missed.
Kathy FakeIngleside, TX
I am so grateful for all the wonderful memories of coach. He was an amazing coach and friend and will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms Hunt.
I love you!
Nina Perez Morales
# 23 Hoops
Nina MoralesAustin, TX