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Robert P. Hurst Obituary
NEWPORT NEWS - Robert P. Hurst, 77, born January 12, 1937 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home, on August 3, 2014 in Newport News, Va. Robert retired from Newport News Shipbuilding, and was a long time member of Post 25 "Sons of the American Legion", the Va. Peninsula Camper's Association, and the Dirty Dozen Hurt Club. He loved hunting, fishing and camping, and was an all-around outdoor sportsman. He loved to cook whole hog barbeque with his special sauce for friends and family, and he loved to dance. He was preceded in death by his parents Early E. and Leathy A. Hurst; brothers, Lloyd, Elbert, Leonard, and James; and sisters, Edith, Louise, Dorothy; and the late Kitty Tom. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Anita P. Hurst of Newport News, Va.; sister, Ruth Ezzell (Travis) of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; children, Donnie (Pam), Ray (Annette), Kathy (Jay), David (Kris), Robert Jr., Margaret (Michele), Lee and Melissa Meeks; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and close friends; and his loving companion, Smokey. The family will receive friends Friday, August 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home with the service taking place at 7 p.m. The burial will take place in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. on August 16, 2014 Memorial contributions may be made to the . Peninsula Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Published in Daily Press on Aug. 6, 2014
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