Stanley Hursey

April 1, 1948April 20, 2014
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Stan Hursey, 66, was born on the 1st of April 1948, to Ceola and Clancy Hursey in Zanesville, Ohio. He passed away on Sunday, the 20th of April 2014. His parents, his half-sister Patty and his younger brother, John, preceded him in death.

Stan graduated from Sheridan High School in Thornville, OH in 1966 where he was the second student in the school’s history to letter in sports all 4-years - he majored in sports and making friends. Stan worked as a guard at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio, and as a mechanic at Lancaster Colony Glass in Lancaster, Ohio. He moved to Louisiana in the early 1970’s to begin working offshore in the oil industry. Stan continued to work in the oil industry until his retirement in July 2013.

Stan met the love of his life, Jessie Jewell, in Port Arthur, Texas in 1988. After a seven day courtship, they married. Technically, they married prior to their first “real date.” But, they were inseparable, Stan adored Jessie and they had a life of love and happiness together.

Stan and Jessie moved to Houston in 1990. But, their “real lives” in Houston began in 1996 when they became part of their HLSR™ family. Stan and Jessie have been active in the rodeo community since 1996. Stan was Jessie’s “pig proxy” on the Junior Swine Auction Committee before joining the Rodeo Express Committee. Stan later joined the Llama and Alpaca Committee before finding his home on the Wine Sales Committee in 2010 where he served as the “Rookie Daddy” for the last three years.

In 2008, Stan and Jessie began traveling frequently to Mexico. They became VIPs at the Secrets Resorts where they are now considered family by the locals. Stan was known as “Papi” by many who loved him.

Stan is survived by his two sons, Mark McGrew and Adam Hursey, and five grandchildren, Evan and Ethan McGrew, Adam and Austin Nettles, and Anna Hursey. Stan has two older brothers, Mike and David Hursey and a sister, Wilma Garcia, and a half-sister Emma Lou. Stan will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Jessie, his family, his very large Rodeo family, his family in Mexico at Secrets, and numerous other friends who consider him family. A celebration of Stan's life will be held at seven o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 30th of April in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, Texas. Immediately following, all guests are invited to a reception in the adjacent grand foyer.

For those so desiring, in lieu of floral tributes, the family would appreciate donations in Stan's memory to be directed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund, where the intent is to establish a scholarship in his name. The address is HLSR™ Educational Fund, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, TX 77225. Telephone 832-667-1000.

Jessie would like to express gratitude to those who have helped her manage through this extremely difficult time, Heather Leverett, Alisa Christensen, Wanda Chovanec, Diane Green, Keith Powell, Stephen Mink, and numerous other girlfriends who have provided comfort and support.



  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 30, 2014


  • Immediately following, all are invited to a reception in the adjacent grand foyer

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Martin Christensen

May 16, 2015

A year has gone, and I'm really missin' my running buddy! I know Stan is looking down on us, and keeping a close eye on my rodeo, crawfish boils and fishing tournaments, cause he's pushing me along every day. See ya in Heaven soon, my Friend.

Linda Adair Bourgeois

August 1, 2014

Sissy, I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Stan, but he must have been a wonderful man, considering the smile he helped sculpt on your face. I started talking to Buddy online recently and I conducted a search for you, which brought me to Stan's obit. I will be praying for healing for you and all who loved Stan. Take care.

May 6, 2014

I knew and was friends with Stan and his family when he lived in Roseville, Ohio. What a wonderful individual. The world has lost a great person.
Eric Kildow

David Hursey

May 1, 2014

It was so heartwarming to see the so many people come to pay their respects and final "good-byes" to our brother Stan at last nights Memorial Service. Stan "the man" Hursey never changed from the legacy he started in central Ohio as he grew up. He only continued being himself and improved his ways of living and his respect for his fellow citizens. He was truly a "Treasure" and a gift to this planet earth. If you needed a leader, he would do it, if you needed a supporter or someone to get your back - he would do it. I have always known that Stan was just "there" and am just beginning to understand that it is no longer the case. His memory will live on forever in everyone's memory bank that knew him, weather it was before moving South and becoming a "cowboy" or as a "hayseed" from the North.

Beth Sellers

May 1, 2014

It was an honor to know Stan.

Martin Hoover

May 1, 2014

Stan Hursey and I grew up in Glenford, Ohio playing baseball and football in the open lots and school playground. Then we entered Sheridan High School and played more football and baseball. We were both influenced by the teaching of Kay and Coach Ballantine. During the summers we worked for the local farmers baling hay. Stan was a great friend.
Jessie, our love is with you, your family, and all the Hursey family.


April 30, 2014

Jessie, I didn't have the pleasure to meet Stan, but working with and knowing you was a wonderful experience which means he must have been a wonderful person as well. Please accept my condolences. Heartfelt blessings to you and your family.

Abdel Elkhadiri

April 30, 2014

Jessie, I was deeply saddened by the news of Stan's passing. I have met him only few times but he was such a great person full of life. My heart felt condolences to you and your family. May his memories help you find peace.

Emma Lou Rinker

April 30, 2014

Jessie, Sorry to hear off Stanley's death. Although ii has been several years since I have seen him. I thought of him often. I remember in 1995 Ron and I were in Houston. I called Stanley and we met for breakfast and had a nice fellowship together that I have cherished all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. My deepest sympathy. Emma Lou (Ocala Florida)

April 30, 2014

Jessie, I am so broken hearted for your loss and for our loss as friends of a man we all loved. I would have said "No" to anyone else that called me to be a "Captain" but I could not tell him no. He was the best man(and the best Vice Chairman) I have ever known and he will be greatly missed. He lived life to the fullest with his best friend. My prayers are with you.