Jacksonville- Donald Elliott Hurd, 82, passed away Sunday February 5, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear hospice in Wilmington. He was born May 10, 1934 in Newburgh, NY son of the late, George Raymond and Norma Martha Connell Hurd.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday February 13, 2017 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville before the service.
Don graduated from Newberg High School in 1951 where all the people who signed his yearbook thought of him as a swell guy. Upon graduation he joined the marine corps and faithfully served his country in Vietnam as well as other places and also Portugal where he met the mother of his children, he retired with the rank of SSgt. While serving his country he was a Marine Marathon Runner. He also served with the AA in Onslow County and in Key West FL for over 33 years.
He is survived by sons, Patrick Hurd and his significant other Christina Evans and Michael Hurd both of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Dylan Hurd, Ryan Hurd, and Sophia Hurd all of Jacksonville, Ellen Smith of Cary, NC and Christina Blevins of Youngsville, NC; greatgrandchildren, Logan and Liam Hurd, Clayton, Austin, and Madison Blevins, and Lilly and Calli Smith; brother, Bob Hurd and his daughter, Kelly both of Raleigh. He was preceded in death by daughter, Isabel Fristoe.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Monday February 13th, 2017
2:00pm - 2:30pm
110 Montford Point Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Special Instructions: The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 at Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville Monday before the service.Text me the address
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Don did many small kindnesses...always in great ways. He taught lessons in changing what could be changed...while seeking the wisdom to know the difference...which has much value.
With respectful condolences to all his family and friends.
Mary Lou, Gail, Darryl, Andrew, Nada J. and Margie
Submitted by Marjorie Ayers on Feb 11 2017 01:04:55 PM
RIP brother, Semper Fi!
Submitted by Richard Quirk on Feb 10 2017 10:28:23 AM
Marine Don (affectionately called by KW friends) was an inspirational friend and we were fortunate to have him in Key West all those years.
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