Milby Newton Hunt, 81, of Galveston, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at Gulf Heath Care Center in Texas City.
Newt was born May 24, 1928, in Galveston, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force in England, being honorably discharged in 1954. Newt worked as a bottler for Falstaff Brewery and later worked in security for St. Mary’s Hospital and the Hotel Galvez. He was also an inventor, having earned four patents in the boating and docking industry. Newt was an amateur pilot who loved to fly over the island, an avid reader, and a model train collector. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Hunt.
Newt’s family will receive visitors at 9:00 am, Tuesday, June 23rd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 10:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home, led by Rev. Lillian Hyde. Burial will follow at Galveston’s Episcopal Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be James Briggs, Henry G. Bennison, Erasmos Santos, David McBride, and Douglas T. Godinich.