Dwight Eugene Huth © Trout Funeral Home 05-2016 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Dwight Eugene Huth, loving father, grandfather, and friend was taken into the presence of the Lord he loved on May 27, 2016. He leaves behind an enduring legacy of sharing joy and love of life devoted to honoring his commitments to his God, family, and friends. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 am on May 31, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Ponca City. A graveside farewell will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.
Dwight was born on February 9, 1920, the only child of Fred and Ida Huth in Collinsville, Oklahoma. Dwight spent his childhood in Borger, TX, and Bartlesville, OK, where his father worked for Phillips Petroleum. Dwight graduated from Phillips High School in Phillips, Texas, and followed four years later graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He continues to encourage UT of Austin students in his love of chemistry through annual scholarships with his endowment in this department at the university.
While attending a dance at UT, Dwight met Virginia Hatcher and fell in love at first sight. In 1943, Dwight and Virginia were wed in Houston, Texas, beginning what would be a beautiful, loving union for 59 years. In 1951, they moved to Ponca City where Dwight began his career with Conoco. At his retirement in 1973, he held the position of Processing Superintendent.
He loved life to the fullest and enjoyed everything in life. Dwight and Virginia delighted in their travel explorations which took them to all seven continents and around the world twice. Traveling gave him an abundance of fascinating stories to tell. Dwight loved music, played in dance bands in the 1930's, and eagerly played his clarinet in the church music department for many years. He enjoyed sports, participating over the years in basketball, golf, fishing, hunting, tennis, and in watching football and basketball, especially when it involved UT, OSU, or OU. While at UT, Dwight was presented the award for the outstanding intramural sports athlete of the year. He supported his church, the First United Methodist Church of Ponca City, through his commitments of time and devotion of giving. Through the past 13 years, Dwight and his loving companion Wanda Council have enjoyed a river boat trip on the Rhine and Danube Rivers, watched college and Thunder sports, played lots of gin rummy, and shared many banana splits at Braums. His last years were spent living at Via Christi where he delighted in demonstrating his Lionel train to any visitor to his room, enjoyed the many entertaining activities provided, participated in daily exercise classes, and played bridge and bingo.
Dwight is survived by his only child Pam Lowry and son-in-law Phil, of Crawford, TX; his only grandchild Jeni Lowry, of Austin, TX; and his very special friend and devoted companion Wanda Council of Ponca City. Because he touched so many lives through his humility and kindness, Dwight leaves many treasured memories.
The family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Dwight's name be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Ponca City, 200 South 6th Street, Ponca City, OK, 74601.
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