De Hungerford

August 28, 1922 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 97)


Funeral service for De Hungerford, age 97, of Sulphur Springs, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs with Rev. Paul Bailey and Rev. Boyd Sawyer officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Ichabod “Quint” Balkcom V, Daniel Balkcom, Scott Barnett, Tee Green, Dr. Chris Burling, and Kevin Dixon serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Mr. Hungerford passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Hopkins Place.

De Hungerford was born August 28, 1922 in Athens, GA to Deforest Hungerford, Sr. and Ruth (Bennett) Hungerford. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Hungerford retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a member of the Birthright United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Seniors Club of Sulphur Springs, and a reservist for the Florida Game and Fish Department.

Mr. Hungerford is survived by his daughter, Deborah Balkcom and husband, Dr. I.L. Balkcom IV; adopted sons, Glenn and Scott Barnett; adopted daughter, Kelly Glassburn and husband, Patrick; grandchildren, Ichabod “Quint” Balkcom and Daniel Balkcom; great-grandchildren, Talon, Ryan, Blake, and Reese Balkcom; sister, Dorothy Willis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Bennett Hungerford; sister, Ruth Varner.

Memorials may be made to Hearts of Life Animal Rescue, 471 Co Rd 4510, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

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January 3, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home
419 Gilmer St.
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Funeral Service
January 4, 2020

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
301 Church Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2020

Restlawn Memorial Park
Hwy 154 South
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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