Jeffrey Hurst, 72, formerly of Appleton, died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Langlade Hospital in Antigo. He was born on June 4, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland and married Vicki Tullius on June 29, 1968 in Chico, California. She survives.
He served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1960 then went on to receive a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Florida.
Mr. Hurst began a long career working in pulp sales starting with Westvaco Corporation in New York. In 1975 he moved to Appleton where he worked for Intercontinental Cellulose Sales. In 1994 he moved to Miami where he worked for Ekman Corp. until retirement in 2006 as Vice President of North American Sales.
He had been a summer resident of Bass Lake, WI since 1986 and wintered in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of Butte Des Morts Country Club in Appleton, the Sugar Mill Country Club in Florida and the Bass Lake Country Club.
He was a grateful and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 24 years and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who was lovingly referred to as Peeps.
Survivors including his wife are a son Jeffrey (Kari Jo) Hurst, Cottage Grove, Minnesota; a daughter Lisa Hurst Woodbury, Minnesota; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;
a brother Hugh (Sally ) Hurst, Glen Arm, Maryland; two nephews Shawn (Kim) Parsons, Ned (Kelly) Parsons, all of Baltimore, Maryland; an uncle Tom (Helen) Hurst Baltimore, Maryland; two cousins Chris (Ann) Hurst, Baltimore, Maryland, Amy (Cynthia) Hurst, New York, NY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roland and Polly (Prendergast) Hurst and a sister, Ann Parsons.
A memorial service will be held on Friday August 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home, 1550 Neva Road, Hwy 45, Antigo.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday August 22, 2013 at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial in memory of Mr. Hurst is being established for the Gerald and Dorothy Volm Cancer Center in Antigo. Memorials may be directed to the Community Health Foundation 112 E. Fifth Ave. Antigo, WI 54409.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 13, 2013
Bradley Funeral Home
1550 Neva Road Antigo, WI 54409