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Donald Hurdt

Donald Burnett Hurdt DICKENS- Donald D.B. Burnett Hurdt, 76, of Dickens, Texas passed away on December 24, 2012. Don was born in Hobart, Oklahoma on July 21, 1936. Don graduated from Hobart High School and continued on to New Mexico Military Institute and Texas Christian University. Don was married to Martha Annette Gass on June 14, 1955. They were married 31 years and had three children, John, Linda, and Cody. Don owned Hurdt Seeds where he created his own seed varieties. He and his dad, J.T. Hurdt, invented the Hydromist that puts moisture back into the ginned cotton prior to being pressed into a bale; and he had his own Delinting Plant for a majority of his adult life. He was also a rancher and loved the outdoors. He loved to laugh, pull pranks, and holidays (4th of July and Christmas!). What Don was best known for was his deep and faithful friendships throughout his life. All his friends are especially remembered for their love and support throughout the years. Don is survived by Edith Boots Joy Wells; son, Johnnie and Mary Sue Hurdt; daughter, Linda and Rob Winkler; son, Cody and Karen Hurdt; Kim and Candy Vale; Melody Wells; Sheere and Robert Alsup; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Martha Ann Gass Hurdt Elliott; James Johnnie or J.T. Truby Hurdt; and Ann Elliott Burnett Hurdt. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at his Ranch in Dickens, Texas, Pastor Rob Winkler of Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas will officiate. Viewing will be held at Zapata Funeral Home today, December 27, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Joy Boots Wells through Zapata Funeral Home at 602 N. Burlington, P.O. Box 326, Spur, Texas 79370, (806) 271-3333.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 27, 2012
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