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Hugh Jack Hurd, 82, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, peacefully
passed into heavenly rest on Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Born in Kyles Ford, Hancock Co TN, Mr. Hurd grew up in
Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and moved to
Whitmire, South Carolina, where as a young man he worked in
the textile industry.
He was born May 24, 1931, to the late Doyle D. Hurd and Ethel
Mr. Hurd enjoyed his family and friends. He also loved to work
with his hands and spent most of his life working in the
electronics business as a technician, a fabricator and a
manufacturer of electronic devices. He retired from his self-
owned business Electronic Devices after developing symptoms
of Alzheimer’s. His hobbies were drawing, reading and walking.
He was a member of First Broad Street United Methodist
Church in Kingsport.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
sister, Adaline H. Surrett.
Surviving are the mother of his children, Frances King Hurd;
his children, Mary Ethel Hurd Beuris and husband Bobby, of
Kingsport, TN, Drendall Hurd and wife Glenda, of Kingsport,
TN, and Jack Hurd and wife Karen, of Charlotte, NC; his
grandchildren, Adrian Fortenberry and husband Scott, of
Nashville, TN, Rosanna Hildreth and husband Jesse, of
London, England, Megan Land and husband Matt, of
Kingsport, TN, and Alan Beuris and his fiancée Stephanie Price,
of Kingsport, TN; his great grandchildren, Lily Hildreth and
Carsten Land; his brother, Frank Hurd and wife Edna, of
Kingsport,TN; and his niece, Janeen Ward and husband Loda,
of Kingsport, TN.
The family of Mr. Hurd would like to thank the staff of
Graystone Healthcare in Blountville, TN, for the care that was
given to him during the months that he has resided on the 2nd
floor of the healthcare facility.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 4, 2014,
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, 520
Watauga Street, Kingsport, TN, or at the residence anytime.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., in the funeral home
chapel with Rev. Steve Tilley officiating. Music will be provided
by Jeff McReynolds.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, TN.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your favorite
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN is serving the Hurd