Gary Hunt


Gary Hunt has been a resident with the Central Texas Housing Consortium for several years.  He was born in Emporia, Kansas, and attended public school in Burlington, Kansas.  He had a passion for sports as a child, and although baseball was his all time favorite, he was very active in all the athletic programs his school offered.  He remembers his dad as outgoing, the commander of the National Guard, and later, the State Provost Marshall of the State of Kansas.  His mom was very sweet and quiet.  His fondest memories are of time spent with his grandfather and trying to imitate him in every way.  This included fishing, hunting, working, and even learning how to chew tobacco.

After graduation, he attended Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska.  After one year, he enlisted in the Air Force in Topeka, Kansas, and served for eight and one half years.  During that time he married and had five children.  

Eventually, however, Gary and his wife separated and later divorced.  He served at several duty stations throughout his military career in the United States and abroad.  When he left the Air Force, he was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.  Afterwards, he had several jobs, but his most memorable position was with “Music City Jubilee” out of Nashville, Tennessee.  He was hired as a project manager with Wally Fowler, one of the original Oakridge Boys.  They traveled and set up fund raising concerts for law enforcement agencies.

After some time, he moved to Eugene, Oregon, and married his high school sweetheart.  He moved back to Texas In 1999, and due to health reasons, decided to stay close to the Veterans Administration Hospital, making Temple his home.

Gary has 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and enjoys visiting with them and following their athletic endeavors.  With that continued love for sports, he has also participated in the National VA Golden Age Games for the last nine years and competed all over the United States.