William Hurst

rp_American_OBIT_flag_2a_310Z-300x2251.jpgBRUCE – William Ottis Hurst, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Pontotoc County. He was retired from Memphis Hardwood in Bruce after 35 years. He was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church. A 1954 graduate of Bruce High School, he attended the University of Mississippi from 1954 until 1958. He was a member of the Ole Miss football team. He played in the Cotton and Sugar bowls, and was in Johnny Vaught’s first recruiting class. He was a member of the National Guard. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ottis Paul Hurst and Lubaree Cannon Hurst.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Aubrey Boren, Bro. Rex Wilburn and Bro. Lannis May officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Daniel Hurst of Bruce; one son, Danny and wife, Phyllis, of Pelham, Ala.; one granddaughter, Amanda (Josh) of Atlanta Ga.; two grandsons, Daniel (Amy) of Summit and Austin Hurst of Pelham, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Breah and Jay; one brother, Paul Wayne (Debbie) of Bruce; one sister, Carol Austin (Herman) of Pontotoc; stepmother, Marie Hurst of Bruce; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Billy Brewer, Paige Cothern, Eddie Crawford, Jake Gibbs, Sam Hamblin, Robert Khayat, Bill Lott and Gerald Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Beckett, Ryan Beckett, Charles Cain, Jon Crocker, Ottis Crocker, Cliff Easley Jr., Jeff Ferguson, Mark Ferguson, Mike Jones, Dr. Bruce Longest, all men of Bruce United Methodist Church, former Bruce football team mates, former Ole Miss football team mates.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Bruce United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 429, Bruce, MS 38915.
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