Ric Huett

Born:                May 03,1951
Died:                 June 07, 2007

Turtle Years:   2006 – 2007
Section:            Tenor II

A Turtle’s Tribute:

Ric Huett who lived in Fort Worth, with his partner Tim Martin, was born on May 3rd 1951.

From Ric’s obituary in the Fort Worth Star Telegram dated June 10, 2007:

Ric Huett, 56, an interior designer, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007, at a local hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth. Burial: Ric will be laid to rest next to his father in Mount Olivet Cemetery following the service. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.

Ric was born to Glenn Edward and Clera Huett on May 3, 1951, in Fort Worth. From childhood, music played a major role in Ric’s life. He was the minister of music for Diamond Oaks Church of God, and various other churches in Dallas and Fort Worth. Ric pastored Fellowship of Love Church for over 10 years. More recently he joined and was active in the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas. Ric was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Huett, in 1992.

Survivors: Partner of 27 years, Tim Martin; mother, Clera Huett-Warren and husband, Don; brother, Ron Huett and his wife, Debbie; stepsisters, Pam Warren and Donna Atencio and husband, Louie; stepbrother, Brian Warren; and numerous aunts and uncles.

A Turtle’s History

Ric joined the Chorale in January 2006 and sang in the Tenor II section.

His first performance was in the Songs Of Our Nation Concert in April 2006. He joined the small group ENCORE! for the 27th season and sang “The Annoying Drummer Boy” and “Gloria” with them.

He sang with the Chorale on the recording of the “Serenade” CD in January 2007 at the Meyerson. He and Tim Martin co-sponsored “Dona Nobis Pacem” on that CD.

He and other volunteers answered telephones for the KERA-TV premiere airing of “The Power of Harmony” documentary in June, 2006.

Ric’s final event with the Turtle Creek Chorale was a trip to the 2007 Austin Pride Parade where he was a volunteer for the Strangerettes. Ric and his partner Tim proudly carried the Strangerette banner announcing their presence.

Every member of the Chorale will remember the beautiful cakes Ric and Tim made for all of us to enjoy.

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