Funeral services for Dr. Arvel Fairenton Huneycutt, 89, of Cleburne, Texas will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Mizell and Pastor Brent Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Dr. Clint Lowry, John Rios, Clifton Hudson, Mark Allen, Trey Rebstock, and Matt Southerland.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Rosser Funeral home.
Dr. Arvel Huneycutt passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Arvel Huneycutt, son of Dr. S.F. and Viola Huneycutt, was born in Clarendon, Texas on February 25, 1931. He was a 1949 graduate of Cleburne High School. Arvel enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for 4 years, stationed in San Diego, California. He married the love of his life, Johnnie English, on July 31st, 1951. Arvel graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1957 and opened his chiropractic office the same year in Cleburne, Texas where he practiced for 35 years.
Arvel was father to four daughters; Valorie, Sharon, Donna and Gay. He loved his “girls” and taught them to water ski, fish, deer hunt and enjoy the outdoors. They enjoyed fishing as long as he baited their lines and removed the fish when they caught them!
Arvel was a man of many talents. He enjoyed gardening (we compared him to Neil Sperry), woodworking (each daughter has a mantle clock he created), deer and quail hunting, trotline fishing with his buddy Neal (they caught the BIG ones-20lbs+), riding his motorcycles taking trips with family and friends with Johnnie riding on back as well as weekly rides with his biker friends (they rode miles and miles to eat breakfast at their favorite spot), flying his airplanes (creating lasting memories of trips he piloted), traveling the United States and abroad with friends and family, and just tinkering in his shop (he could fix anything!).
He was a faithful man that lived by Christian principles and practiced his faith as a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years and later as a member of Bethel Temple. Arvel was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Johnnie Huneycutt of Cleburne, his daughters; Valorie Jones (Marvin) of Crowley, Sharon Romeo (Jeff) of Montgomery, Alabama, Donna Southerland (Randy) of Cleburne, and Gay Hudson (Dr. Monte) of Granbury, two brothers; Dr. Cecil Huneycutt (Betty) of Cleburne and Dr. Weldon Huneycutt (B.J.) of Berthoud, Colorado, one sister; Leta George (Dr. Charles) of Weatherford, nine grandchildren; Dr. Clint Lowry, Leigh Ann Stone, Dr. Meredith Abbott, Mark Allen, John Rios, Alaina Lovelady, DeAnna Montgomery, Clifton Hudson and Trey Rebstock; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends across the country, that loved him and will miss him dearly.