Wade Richard Hurst, Sr.

Born: Mon., Aug. 9, 1926
Died: Wed., Sep. 27, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Dublin United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Dublin United Methodist Church

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Wade Richard Hurst, Sr., age 91 of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Richard was born on August 9, 1926 in Newbern, VA to the late Virginia Lee Chinault Hurst and John Samuel Hurst.  Richard was the owner and operator of Hurst Store in Dublin for over 37 years.  He was also a U.S. Navy veteran having served in WWII, and was a member of the Dublin United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear wife, Betty, of 69 years.  He is survived by two daughters, Priscilla Lilly and her husband Robert of Myrtle Beach, SC and Vicky Pennington and her husband Bobby of Chesterfield, son, Rick Hurst and his wife Gail of Radford.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Tim Lilly, Richie Hurst (Amanda), Robbie Hurst (Margaret), Misty Walke (Mark), John Lilly (Danna), Christy Lynn, Bradly Hurst (Becca), Betty Ann Byrd, and Brian Pennington (Natalie).  Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, Josh Byrd, Matthew Lynn, Zaccary Lynn, Justin Lefferts, Tori Estes, Blair Hurst, Abby Dillon, Grace Hurst, Alexa Lilly, Austin Eastwood, Kacy Lilly, Dylan Hurst, Sydney Edwards, Easton Pennington and Addison Pennington and Emily Hurst.  The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to their many close friends, neighbors and extended family for all of their care and support over the last few months, with a special thank you for his caregivers.  A special thanks to Fran Hurst, the Carilion Home Health Dept. and the neighbors at Peppers Ferry Villas.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Dublin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Hanshew, and Dr. Rev. Richard Patterson officiating.  Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to go to the Dublin United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 577 Dublin, Va 24084.  

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   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Prissy I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad passing away. He was such a sweet man to everyone. Prayers to you and the entire family. Take care

Ron Fisher
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Hurst Family. Richard was known to the Fisher family as a great family man! Our Mom (Betty Fisher) was a long time friend to Richard. Our prayers are with you all in the coming days. Our Mom always talked so fondly of Richard (and Betty, classmate and best friend of our Mom) over the many years and especially of Richard in our Mom's last days before her passing in August.


Ron and Letha Fisher

Ralph and Robin Fisher
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
Mr. Hurst was a true sweetheart and precious friend to our Mom, Betty Baker. His love for his wife was truly amazing the way he talked about her and his special memories. It was an honor for me to get to know him and his beautiful love and values. We respect and honor him as a veteran, man, but also as truly one from "the Greatest Generation".
It was a wonderful thing to watch him and our Mother visit and discuss the past. To demonstrate true friendships that last a lifetime. He will leave a hole in many hearts with his beautiful smile, pleasant disposition, and always a gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike & Shirley Miller
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Our condolences go out to all the family of Mr Richard Hurst. He has always been one of the kindest and most pleasant and gentle men we have ever known. We count it a wonderful blessing to have known Richard & Betty
and all of the family. What a Legacy they have left !!! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of reflection and grieving.
GOD Bless,
Mike and Shirley

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