Richard C. Hurt, 83, of Lewis Memorial Christian Village, died at 7:15 am, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born April 27, 1928 in Chandlerville, IL to Sam and Mary Keating Hurt. He married Norma Greenwood on May 21, 1956 and she preceded him in death on May 14, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Surviving are two daughters Veronica Scott of Riverton and Sherry (Warren) Tice of Loma, CO; three sons Rick Hurt of Houston, TX, Charles (Debra) Hurt of Peoria, IL and Thomas (Debbie) Hurt of Riverton; four grandchildren Brian (Jessica) Hurt, Amanda Hurt, Karensa Williams, Aman Tice and two great-grandchildren.
Richard was a resident of Riverton since 1956 and was a member of Riverton Christian Church. He worked for the Laborer’s Union Local 477 and Wilbert Vault Co. He served in the Army during the Korea Conflict. After retirement, Richard worked with his wife making cakes for parties and weddings. He enjoyed riding his bike, fishing, mushroom hunting and traveling throughout the United States.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Lie In State: 9:00-9:30 a.m., Thursday March 3, 2011 at Riverton Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 9:30 a.m., Thursday March 3, 2011 at Riverton Christian Church. Pastor Frank Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Memorial Christian Village Therapy Dept.