Jack L. Hurt

Birth Date: 
Monday, October 6, 1930
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018

WOOSTER - Jack L. Hurt 87, passed away May 24th at Smithville Western Care Center after a brief period of declining health. He was born October 6th, 1930 at Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio, to ReJane Bowman and George Hurt. He was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended Broad Ripple High School. Enlisting in August of 1948 in the Marine Corps Reserves, he was called to active duty in August of 1950. After completing his basic training and combat training, he was sent to Korea at the beginning of the Korean War. Wounded twice he was awarded the Purple Heart with palm. A sales representative all of his life he moved to Wooster in 1970 where he married his wife, Ardenna Mellinger, on January 31 st and went to work for The Wooster Brush Company, He retired from Marcoa Publishing, San Diego, CA, producers of Chamber of Commerce Directories in 1992.

He was a life member of Wooster Elks Lodge No. 1346, chaired Wooster's 175th Anniversary Parade for the Elks in 1983, and served as Exalted Ruler in 1989-90. He was also a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Masonic Lodge, and Wooster Emblem Club No. 374. After retiring, he was a volunteer for Americorps, and decided to go back to school attending, Akron University, Wayne College at Orrville, Ohio where he made the Dean's list for two years.

Jack is survived by wife, Ardenna, sons David (Kelly) of Flatwoods, KY, Steve of Wooster, daughters Laura (Gary) Tenney of Pierceton, IN, and Christine (Stuart Leete) Jones of Rio Vista, CA; grandchildren, Phil and Jeff Tenney, Rachel Tompos; Justin, serving in the U.S. Air Force at Ramstein, Germany, Travis and Lucas Hurt; Landin Noland, and six great grandchildren. A sister, Henrietta Armstrong of Dublin, OH also survives. His parents preceded him in death as well as brother & sister-in-law, George (Helen) Hurt, Jr. and an infant granddaughter, Nicole Marie Tenney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Wooster Elks Lodge No. 1346, P. O. Box 51, Wooster; Masonic Ebenezer Lodge No. 33, 140 North Market Street, Wooster, Supreme Scholarship Fund,c/o Wooster Emblem Club No. 374, P. O. Box 151, Wooster, or LifeCare Hospice, 1900Akron Road, Wooster, OH.

The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff of Wooster Community Hospital and Home Health Care, Smithville Western Care Center, and LifeCare Hospice for their compassion and care.   

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mcintire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home with the Elks Memorial Service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 1st at the Funeral Home with interment of the cremains at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, at 1 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

 

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Wooster Elks Lodge No. 1346, P. O. Box 51, Wooster; Masonic Ebenezer Lodge No. 33, 140 North Market Street, Wooster, Supreme Scholarship Fund,c/o Wooster Emblem Club No. 374, P. O. Box 151, Wooster, or LifeCare Hospice, 1900Akron Road, Wooster, OH.

Visitation: 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 6-8:00 p.m. with an Elks memorial service at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home

Service: 

Friday June 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home

Condolences

My sincere sympathy to Ardenna and family for their loss.

Our deepest, heartfelt blessings to Jack's family and to the community. Loss of another is a unique part of God's plan and healing will arrive in a random tender moment. Continue to be kind to each other as sorrow requires patience.

Steve & family,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. May you find comfort during this time remembering your father's legacy.
-Candy

Ardenna & family, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of a loved one. He was one special person and you all have your good memories with him fishing, vacations and good times at holidays. Keep those good memories close. May God wrap his loving arms around each one and give you the peace and comfort that only he can do at this most difficult time.

Tim & Barb

Ardenna & & Family, I am so very, very sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. We loved him so much when he accompanied you to one of our Arkansas State Conventions in Mena. I thoroughly enjoyed knowing him. Will keep you and your family in my prayers as you all go through this most difficult time. Know there are people out there that are thinking of you with much love. With my deepest sympathy, Love, Jeanie

Ardenna,I am deeply saddened to hear of Jack's passing. I know you were kindred spirits with both Emblem and the Elks. Your shared a deep love for each other that showed in your glowing stories of Jack when you were visiting us all in Nelsonville. I will keep you and the family in my many thoughts and prayers.

Love, Dee Dee Loge

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