OBITUARY

Dennis A. Hurley Jr.

January 24, 1952October 31, 2013
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Dennis Augustine Hurley Jr. beloved husband, son, father, brother, and friend, passed away on October 31, 2013. We are shocked and saddened by his sudden passing.

Denny was born in Richmond, VA and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he went on to receive his MBA from Wake Forest. Denny spent over 30 years working for IBM, where he met his wife of 28 years, Dianne.

Denny and Dianne shared an uncommon love. A love that began in Maryland, grew in Connecticut, and was proven too strong to break, in Atlanta. When Dianne developed a debilitating illness several years ago, it was Denny who dropped everything to care for her. His career and plans for his future were, without hesitation, cast aside in order to ensure Dianne’s continued care and well-being. Denny’s final years were spent fulfilling his promise to Dianne to always take care of her.

Denny was a die-hard UNC Tar Heel fan. After particularly close games, friends and family could expect a call from Denny, of either relief or disappointment, depending on the outcome of the game. Although he did not win, one of his proudest moments was playing a game of horse with UNC men’s basketball legend Walter Davis.

From watching back episodes of old British mystery shows, tracking Somali Pirates and giving gag gifts to friends, Denny’s passions were a reflection of his eclectic tastes and mischievous humor. Regardless of the occasion, Denny’s presence always made it an enjoyable and memorable event.

Denny was uncommonly generous. He firmly believed that if he had the ability to help someone, then it was his responsibility to do so. Countless individuals have been touched by his kindness, advice and support.

Denny is survived by his children, Brian and Lindsay; his sister Kitty; his brothers Bob and Mike; Dianne’s family; his IBM family; the NP Fitness family; his beloved dog Jackie; and his many dear friends. We will miss his love, his wisdom, and his jokes.

Denny and his family are members of Mt. Pisgah UMC in Johns Creek, GA. The family has requested donations be made to the Summit Counseling Center at Mt. Pisgah UMC or a charity of your choice. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. and the Life Celebration Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 30, both at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, GA 30076.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Edward "Ed" Payne

September 27, 2014

My wife Mary & I will be moving from Jupiter, Florida to the Alpharetta area in the near future. We were planning to visit with Denny when we make the move. Denny & I worked together at IBM for several years, He was a unique individual who always took the time to be a friend & valued team member (with an incredible sense of humor). Denny is sorely missed by Mary & I.
Denny was the epitome of what a true gentleman is. We miss him..

Marty Hodgin

December 19, 2013

My heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to the children, Brian and Lindsay, of Denny and Dianne. I met Denny through Dianne, who was my close friend and neighbor in high school. I admired Denny's devotion to Dianne when she became ill, staying by her side, taking such good care of her. We shared many fun times together before Dianne's illness. I will miss them both very much.

Kathy Fowler

November 30, 2013

I knew Denny in High School and saw him throughout our 20's. When I think of him, I have to smile. He brought pure joy to all who knew him! He was a kind person with a great sense of humor and loved his family. He definitely was a special man!

My brother, Marshall has kept me posted throughout these years about Denny and his family. I send love and prayers to all the Hurley family. I am Blessed to have called him my friend!

Blessings

Connie Matthews

November 30, 2013

We have been long time neighbors of Dianne and Denny in Foxworth and my relationship with them began through our Bible Study. I adored Dianne and have very fond memories of her. Denny was a wonderful husband, father, and neighbor. They are both greatly missed.

The Matthews Family
(Rick, Connie, Morgan, and Reagan)

Sam Tallam

November 30, 2013

I met Denny, when I joined the Coca-Cola team at IBM, and had the distinct privilege of working with him for 8 years. Denny was the guy that everyone reached out to for guidance, coaching and counsel. I learned so much from him, not just navigating the IBM waters, but also in developing relationships with customers. Denny's had an uncanny ability to defuse any difficult situation with his marvelous sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with Brian, Lindsey and his family. God bless Denny.

November 30, 2013

Denny was a wonderful co-worker at IBM and a terrific teammate on the Coca-Cola account. He was one of those rare people who can be totally committed to his company and yet show his family and friends that they are the most important things in his life. We will miss you, good friend.

Oz and Karen Fretz

Mike Moran

November 25, 2013

Met Denny in high school and he and I roomed together our first 2 years at UNC. Hurley was a fine man (and a heck of a lot of fun) then and, judging from the comments here, a fine man throughout his life. Although we lost touch over the years I am proud to have known him and I wish his family the best.

David Smith

November 21, 2013

Denny Hurley was a humble, humorous, servant leader. A man with a generous heart and a self-giving spirit. It is so sad to lose one of our best! My prayers are with Brian, Lindsey, and the rest of his family. May they remember the rich legacy of his character!

Yolanda Long

November 19, 2013

Denny was a thoughtful and dear friend with a tremendous sense of humor. He was a loving father and husband. I remember him in his office updating
class pictures of the children and sharing funny stories of them. He spoke of his family often and always with a great big smile. I feel very privileged to have known this wise and wonderful man. Brian and Lindsey, my prayers are with you for strength and peace during this challenging time.

Marshall Edwards

November 19, 2013

I was lucky to get to know Denny and his terrific family way back in High School. We became fast friends. He had a head full of blond curls then so you can tell it was awhile back. We went to UNC together, Wake Forest together and he was the one that later brought me into IBM. Throughout all of this journey, you could always count on Denny. Compassionate, caring, upbeat, he was someone everyone looked up to.

His love and commitment to family was paramount. Denny's devotion to Dianne was legendary. We talked quite often and you could always tell how proud he was of Brian and Lindsay.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hurley family. Thanks for letting me be a small part of their lives over the years.

Both Denny and Dianne left their earthly pilgrimage too soon for us, but aren't we so blessed to have had them in our lives?

God Bless

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