Mr. Hurst was born March 2, 1941, in Charleston, Ill., and had lived in Jones County for the past five years. He was the son of the late Harold Hurst and Velma Howard Hurst. Mr. Hurst was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church and worked as a journeyman bindery operator for Panaprint.
Mr. Hurst is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Gladys Hurst; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Brian Rowland; grandchildren, Brandon Hurst, Savanna Hurst, David Flickinger and Jason Flickinger; three great-granddaughters; brother, Jess Hurst; and sisters, Wilma Warner, Susan Young and Grace Allen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Greenwood Baptist Church, 3400 Gray Highway, Gray, GA 31032.
The family may be contacted at the residence at 147 Deer Creek Circle in Jones County.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.