Burcham Tobias Funeral Home

119 East Main Street, Fairborn, OH


SSG (USA, Retired) James "Jim" W. Hurtt

February 12, 1950June 27, 2019

SSG (USA, Retired) James W. “Jim” Hurtt age 69 of Springfield passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Jim was born the son of SGM (USA, Retired) James L. & Beverly G. (Luxford) Hurtt on February 12, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio. Jim is preceded in death by his mother; sisters Pamela K. Hurtt, and SSG (USA) Linda S. (Hurtt) Freeman. He is survived by his father; brothers COL (USA, Retired) Randy A. (Lee Ann) Hurtt of South Carolina, Kevin E. Hurtt of Donnelsville, and STS1/SS (USN, Retired) Keith D. (Doris) Hurtt of Enon; numerous nieces & nephews; best friend Diane B. Goerky of North Carolina.

Jim was a member of the United States Army, proudly serving in Vietnam and Thailand for three years. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family & was a huge fan of the University of Kentucky basketball team, and the National Hot Rod Association.

Friends may call on July 2, 2019 at the Burcham Tobias Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, Ohio at 11AM where a funeral service will begin at noon with Rev. Steve Stiglich Officiating. Interment with honors will follow at the Dayton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.BurchamTobiasFuneralHome.com.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Interment with Military Honors Tuesday, July 2, 2019


SSG (USA, Retired) James "Jim" W. Hurtt

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Della {Bauman} Hopkins

June 30, 2019

To Jim and Family So sorry to hear of the passing of your son James. Keeping everyone in thoughts and prayers. Love to all

Nelson & Elaine Henning

June 30, 2019

Dearest Papa Hurtt and Family,
Mr. Jim was very special to us. He always made sister Janet smile and feel so important when he would take her arm and walk her down the church aisle to her seat! She absolutely adored those moments!
He loved the children and always seemed to have extra time for each child!
He will be sorely missed. I know your heart aches now, but knowing that he is rejoicing with his Lord gives us all great comfort.
With much love,
Elaine & Nelson & Janet

Joyce Huntington

June 30, 2019

I met Jim and his family when they were stationed at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1969. I met my first husband and my children's father thru them because Jim and my husband Don Swartz were great friends as well as cousins. If it hadn't been for Jim I would never have met my kids father. They were thick as thieves, working at the same place in Battle Creek, and just enjoying life as young men who were about to enter the military. Even after our divorce, Jim and I remained really good friends and we would talk on the phone once in awhile. Loved his parents so much and the kids and I would come down and spend time with them. Dink, as my ex called him, always remained friends until Don died in 1989. I will always remember Jim's laugh and his friendship. He is with Jesus now and at peace.

Chante Watson

June 30, 2019

My prayers are with your family and may God give your family the peace that passes all understanding. Remember to lean on God everlasting arms.

Sherry (Bauman) Huff

June 30, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathies to each of you, especially to cousin Jim.
May God grant you strength and may He comfort you with His loving arms.
Much love and many hugs.


June 29, 2019

To Jim Hurtt and family.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Jim.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
May the Lord give you comfort and strength during this time of sorrow.
Love and prayers,
Sharon (Bauman) Harmon