He was born July 2, 1915 in Mannington, WV to Charles and Lillie Horn Hurd. Charles was raised in Cameron and graduated from Ford City High School in Ford City, PA where he was a yell leader. He attended Grove City College and Maryland Institute. He played baseball and tennis as a young man.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army, Fifth Air Force in the South Pacific from 1942 – 1945, rising to the rank of sergeant.
On December 19, 1944, he married Irene K. Harris in Baltimore, MD. They were married until her death in 2002. He was a member of the Congress Community Church, Congress, OH for 50 years. Charles and his wife, Irene, owned and operated Hurd’s General Store in Congress from 1947 – 1969. He retired from Gerstenslager Company in 1982 after 33 years of service. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge of West Salem, OH.
Chuck was a long-time fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Go Bucks!) and the Cleveland Indians.
Surviving are his three children Charles (Sharon) Hurd of Greensboro, NC, Sally Blackie-Sengel (Sonny) Sengel of Brenham, TX and Toni (John) Weaver of Plain City, OH;
Grandchildren Brian Hurd of Arlington, VA, Elizabeth Blackie of Ashland, OR, Emilie (Timothy) Putman of Plain City, OH, Denise (Allen) Klaiber of Raleigh, NC, Weston Blackie of Boulder, CO, and Greg Weaver of Plain City, OH.; a great granddaughter Kierra Putman; a sister Ruth Bailey of Little River, SC and a special friend Ruth Simmons of Dublin, OH; many nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his wife, Irene K. Hurd (Together Again), he was preceded by his parents Charles and Lillie Hurd, and sisters Lillian Kindsvatter and Marie Rogers.
Congress Community Church, 10691 Franchester Road, W. Salem, OH 44287
Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, November 16, 2007 from 2-4:00 P.M. and 6-8:00 P.M.