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Rev. Donald E. Hurley PDF Print
Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:12 AM


March 20, 1927

July 10, 2013




Rev. Donald E. Hurley, 86, of Cridersville and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday at Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Community.

He was born March 20, 1927, in Spencerville to Roy and Della Orchid Hurley, who preceded him in death.

On May 14, 1947, he married Betty June Richardson, who also predceded him in death on October 31, 2011.

Rev. Hurley was a retired minister, tradesman and mechanic. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during World War II and was a member of the Navy SeaBees. Don enjoyed woodworking and making birdhouses, gardening, making his own beer and dandelion wine and old Turner Classic movies. He was a self-taught “Jack of all trades,” taking apart machines and putting them back together, could wire anything and was interested in everything. He also drove truck for Pepsi Company.

Survivors include three sons, Donald E. (Cheryl) Hurley, Jr. of Sevierville, Tenn., John W. (Lorraine) Hurley of Spencerville and Dwight D. (Edna) Hurley of VA; a daughter, Cheryl A. (Michael) Teets of Erie, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will begin 10 a.m. Saturday at Bayliff and Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, with Rev. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery. Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post of 6772 of Spencerville.

The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

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