Dealia “Dee” Gannon Hunt passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 10, 2014.
She was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Huntsville, Texas, to Nancy Mariah Weaver Gannon and Ervin Lewis Gannon.
After the death of her mother soon after her birth, her paternal grandmother, Tannie Lewis Gannon, helped raise Dee and her siblings. Dee graduated valedictorian from CE King High School in Houston, Texas. She then attended Southwestern Business University in Houston, Texas, before joining the United States Army Women's Army Corps (WAC). After honorably leaving the Army, Dee began her family and went to work at Lee’s Carpets in Glasgow, where she retired after 39 years.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Winnie Currie Gannon; and her husband, Robert Wesley Hunt.
Dee is survived by her children, Joni Hunt Sheridan of Sugar Hill, Ga., retired Senior Master Sgt. Gerald “Jerry” Hunt and wife Melissa of Montpelier, and Cheryl Hunt of Glasgow; her grandchildren, Catherine and Olivia Sheridan of Sugar Hill, Ga., Margaret “Meg,” Joshua “Josh,” Emily, and Thomas “Tommy” Hunt of Montpelier. Dee is also survived by her siblings, Gladys Dean Barbaree of Kingwood, Texas, Ervia Leen McCullough and husband Larry Lomita of California, and Gordon Gannon and wife Melissa Kaye of Houston, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Bette Hunt Fitzgerald of Buena Vista.
Dee was a longtime supporter of Relay For Life of Rockbridge and a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
A memorial service and celebration of her life is planned for a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.