Dennis Earl Hurst, 67, of Gause, Texas, died on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at his residence.
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Dennis was born in Bradford, Pa., on July 14, 1943, to the late James and Freda Hurst.
He retired as an E-6 from the U.S. Air Force while stationed at Wurtsmith AFB after 21½ years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Dennis then retired from the city of Hearne after 21 years.
Ever since he was a teenager, Dennis was involved with country music, writing, producing and recording his own country songs.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 3735 of Oscoda.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Norma Hurst of Gause; son, Dennis J. Hurst and wife of Michigan; son, Thomas C. Hurst and wife of Georgia; brother, Robert Hurst and wife of New Hampshire; sister, Norma Wooster of Pennsylvania; sister, Naomi Miller of Florida; daughter, Kelly Langford of Texas; son, Robert Gingrich and wife of Arizona; daughter, Cheryl Wells and husband of Louisiana; daughter, Rhonda Avery and husband of Michigan; also by four granddaughters, eight grandsons and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Hurst.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, 1 p.m., at the Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne, Texas, with Pastor Jimmy Sanders officiating the service. Dennis will be laid to rest in the Gause Cemetery.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, 2010