Joe R. Hurt, Jr.
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Joe R. Hurt, Jr., age 83, died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
A native of Kenton, TN, Joe was born on June 19, 1930, the son of the late Joe R. and Mary Jessup Hurt. He was married to Helen Baker Hurt for forty-eight years, before her death in 2000. He served his country in the Korean War, where he was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for almost a year and a half. He was a twenty-four year employee of Brown Shoe Company and owner of Joe Hurt Insurance Agency before being disabled in 1980. He served his church with great passion and is a deacon emeritus and a member of the Curry Gilley Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church in Selmer, TN.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Curtis Hurt and George Hurt.
He is survived by his three children, Mike (Yvonne) Hurt of Dyer, TN, Donna (Rex) Atkinson of Selmer, TN and Keith (Stephannie) Hurt of Lyon, MS; four grandchildren, Michael Hurt of Lebanon, TN, Laura Grace (Michael) Horner of Chesterfield, MO, Grant (Jessica) Smallwood of Tupelo, MS and Justin Atkinson of Selmer, TN; two sisters, Louise Petty and Ann Abbott and a brother, Jim Hurt; five great-grandchildren and a very special friend, Barbara Dunaway.
SERVICES: A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the chapel of Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, TN with a funeral service to follow at 4 p.m. The committal service will be held on Monday, February, 24, 2014 in Mason Hall, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at the New Salem Baptist Church, with the burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The Curry Gilley Sunday school class and deacons of First Baptist Church of Selmer, TN are requested to be Honorary Pallbearers for the service.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to be directed to the First Baptist Church, 310 W. Court Ave., Selmer, TN 38375 or the charity of the donors' choice.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111; www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com
Arrington Funeral Directors
148 West University Parkway
Jackson, TN 38305
Published in The Jackson Sun on Feb. 22, 2014