Lee Nolan Hurley CHARLOTTE - Mr. Hurley, 60, of Charlotte, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Keystone Mountain, Colorado in a skiing accident. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte by Father Frank O'Rourke, Celebrant with inurnment immediately following at the Columbarium located at St. Matthew Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 10:30-11:00 A.M prior to the Mass. He is survived by his wife, Alyce Robinson Hurley; sons, Mason Hurley and wife, Melissa of Charlotte and Mitchell Hurley of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and siblings, Lucretia Browning (Jim) of Pennsylvania, Lane Hurley (Pamela) of Virginia, and Lynn Winkler (Greg) of Florida. Lee was born Jan. 30, 1954, in Asheboro. The son of the late Reverend John Bernard Hurley and Doris Dreibelbis Hurley, Lee spent his childhood growing up in Charlotte and Greensboro before his parents settled in Waynesville. Lee graduated from Appalachian State University where he double majored in English and Political Science and received his Master's degree in Political Science. It was here while working as a graduate assistant that he met the love of his life, Alyce. Lee and Alyce were married on Dec. 27, 1980. Lee had a passion for life. He was deeply spiritual and a generous person who was devoted to God and his family. He had a gift for storytelling. After retiring, he was active in the Y Readers and prison ministries. He loved all kinds of music, Duke basketball, traveling, fishing, hiking, camping, running, golfing, snorkeling and skiing. Cedarwood Country Club and the Senior Shankers were his home away from home. Using his entrepreneurial skills and strong work ethic he successfully owned and operated Steamatic of Metrolina for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Temple Christian Academy, 2905 Standridge Road, Anderson, SC 29625. Online condolences may be shared through www.tallentfuneralservice.com.
J. B. Tallent Funeral Service & Crematory
1937 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28205
Published in Charlotte Observer from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2014