David Hurst

May 26, 1944June 3, 2019

Mr. David “Dave” L. Hurst, 75, of Anniston, died Monday June 3 at his home surrounded by family after a long illness. Mr. Hurst, originally from Talladega, spent the last 65 years as a resident of Calhoun County, specifically the Saks community. Mr. Hurst was a member of First Baptist Church of Saks.

Services for Mr. Hurst are as follows: Visitation will be Wednesday, June 5 from 5PM-7PM at Gray Brown in downtown Anniston. The funeral will be held the following day on Thursday June 6 at 1pm at First Baptist Church of Saks, with burial at Anniston Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Hurst is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy; a son, Philip (Autumn) Hurst, of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Clayton Terry of Graceville, FL, Kynsleigh, Haven, and Gage Hurst, all of Alexandria; two sisters, Julie (Ronnie) Morgan, and Loretta (Kevin) Weller, all of Mobile; a brother, Alton (Kathy) Hurst, of Lake Charles, LA, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hurst is preceded in death by one son, Christopher Hurst; and his parents, Benjamin (Jewell) Hurst and Pearl Sewell.

Pallbearers include: Pat Borders, Jeff Parrish, Marty Carter, Randy Huckaby, Dennis Mundy, Tony Burdell.

Mr. Hurst dedicated his career to saving lives. One of the first 15 people in Alabama to be certified as a Paramedic, Hurst built life long friends and the respect of many for his work, including his youngest son, Philip, who followed in his Dad’s footsteps. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Piedmont Rescue Squad, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


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Suzanna Richards

June 7, 2019

Always ready with hugs, always welcoming and accepting of others... I will miss my Uncle Bubba until I see him again. He was so gentle and caring with my Mawmaw, and so emotionally strong and only thinking of others even when he suffered his greatest loss, Chris. I look forward to the time I can embrace them both again, and hope my love and prayers for comfort and solace for his loved ones will help them feel my warm embrace now, when I can't be with them. I love you.

Danny Doster

June 6, 2019

I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing I can say will ease your pain but just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. I worked with Dave at Fort McCellan EMS.

Pam Carr

June 6, 2019

You put up a brave fight Mr. Dave, and now your in Glory with Chris! You were always so very 5_6kind to me and my family and I'll neverţ forget your kindness! You will be missed, but at least you aren't suffering anymire! Find my Daddy and tell him I miss him and love him! RIP Mr. Dave, I love you!!!

Horace Carson

June 5, 2019

Dear Judy and Family,
Our prayers continue to be with you now and in the days ahead. David and I go back to our school days together at Saks. We graduated together in the Class of 1965. Our last two years together Dave rode the school bus (#30) I drove. We also attended vocational school (Shop) together during our high school years. I always enjoyed seeing him at our class Christmas reunion each year. I know he will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

David Howard

June 5, 2019

I volunteered with David and Ed Haywood at Oxford. He was a class act. He taught me a lot and I was blessed to see him touch lives on a daily basis. My world was made better because he was a part of it. Prayers for his family and friends.

Polly Hardegree

June 5, 2019

David was a great husband, father , grandfather and friend. I have known him for over 52 years and he will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.