Russell E. Hurdle, Jr.
Portsmouth - Russell Eugene Hurdle, Jr., 50, died May 17, 2013. He was the son of Russell E. Hurdle, Sr. and Claudette B. Peacock. A native of Portsmouth, he was educated in Portsmouth Public Schools system. Russell served in the United States Navy
and had worked at Smithfield Packing Company for many years.
He is survived by his mother, Claudette Brinkley Hurdle Kelley Peacock; his father, Russell E. Hurdle, Sr., both of Portsmouth; one daughter, Tonya T. Sexton of Chesapeake; one son, Darius Clark of Fresno, CA; two grandchildren, Jaylen and Jamir Sexton, both of Chesapeake; three sisters, Sheri H. Bailey, Robin L. Hurdle, and Gail L. Hurdle, all of Portsmouth; one niece, Peyton E. Bailey; one nephew, Justin Nicholas R. Ray, both of Portsmouth; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held 11 AM Thursday, May 30 at Fellowship United Church of Christ by Rev. Dr. Lilton J. Marks, Sr. A wake will be held 2 PM Wednesday at the home of Sheri H. Bailey, 226 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made is his name to the church. Professional services entrusted to Walton Funeral Home, Virginia Beach.