Roy Samuel Hurley
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February 5, 1924 - January 25, 2014
Mr. Roy Samuel Hurley, 89, a native of Minden, Louisiana and the son of Louis S. and Eula Mae Hurley, passed away on January 25, 2014 at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveport. Following private interment at Forest Park East, a memorial service celebrating Mr. Hurley's life will be held in the sanctuary of Broadmoor United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on January 29, 2014, with Reverend Ken Irby and Reverend William Peeples officiating. A reception and visitation with family and friends will follow in the church parlor and fellowship area.
Mr. Hurley was a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Army Artillery. He was graduated thereafter from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana, magna cum laude, and was then awarded a teaching fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. John Arch White, author of numerous major textbooks on accounting.
In 1950, after completing his fellowship and becoming a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Hurley joined the firm of Mr. Hershel Herring. He later partnered with Mr. Herring for several years in the firm of Herring and Hurley. He then left public accounting to join in the purchase of a client, Tri-State Oil Tool Industries, Inc., Bossier City, Louisiana. As its President, and with the help of many dedicated employees, he led Tri-State's growth into an international oil tool services company.
After retirement, Mr. Hurley enjoyed many opportunities for community service and volunteering. He was an active member of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church, serving as a member of its Permanent Endowment Committee and in many other capacities. He was named to the Board of Trustees of Centenary College of Louisiana during his early retirement years and was honored to serve for five years as Chairman of that Board. After lengthy service, he was made a Lifetime Member in 2013.
In 1998 Mr. Hurley's alma mater, Louisiana Tech, presented him with its Tower Medallion, symbolizing his generosity in contributing much time and talent toward promoting the university, working especially on an alumni office building and the planning thereof. Mr. Hurley was also closely involved in Tech's development and sponsorship of The Waggonner Center for Bipartisan Politics and Public Policy.
Surviving Mr. Hurley are his bride of 66 years, Dean English Hurley; two loving daughters and sons-in-law: Rebecca Hurley and Ralph G. Santos of Dallas, Texas, and Nancy and Kenny Beauvais of Benton, Louisiana; and four wonderful grandchildren: Andrew Hurley Grindinger of Dallas and New Orleans, Mary Claire Porter and her husband John of Washington, D.C., Stephanie Kate Mijalis and her husband Dean of Shreveport, and Patrick Dean Beauvais of Blanchard, Louisiana, and his girlfriend Olivia Lott of Elm Grove, Louisiana. Also surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Hurley Osborn and her husband Bob of Durham, North Carolina, and Lucille Hurley Parker of Brattleboro, Vermont, and many caring nieces and nephews.
The family is especially grateful for the splendid care given our loved one by the entire third floor staff at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital and by Dr. Robert J. Massingill, Dr. Rosco Chan, Dr. Dean Griffin, Dr. Paul Rushing, Dr. Paul Winder, and Dorothy Jean Kemp.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Centenary College of Louisiana, 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104, or the Permanent Endowment Fund of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101
Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2014