John Corrie Hurst

December 10, 1935November 7, 2018
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John Corrie Hurst was born in Millen, Georgia on December 10, 1935. He went to be with The Lord November 7, 2018. John is preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean Hurst, mother Eubie Humphrey, father Lee Hurst, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. He is survived by his one remaining sister Dorothy Stephens. 3 sons John C. Hurst Jr., David Hurst, and Steven Hurst. 3 daughters Sandra Hurst Taylor, Vanessa Hurst, and April Hurst Heath. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.

John was the 8th of 10 children. Growing up in Georgia his parents were sharecroppers. As a young boy on through early teenage years John spent time out working the fields. At the age of 21 John went on to serve 8 years in the US Army. Following the Army he went to work in the construction business. Supervising the builds of various projects, taking him all over the US. John always took pride in his work. Almost any major city he traveled through he would always point out a building he constructed. Retiring at the age of 72, John went on to enjoy spending more time with family and friends. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren. John was a beloved father, a great friend, and someone you could always count on. He will be greatly missed by all.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 16, 2018

John Corrie Hurst

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Thomas Barron

November 15, 2018

Papa, I’m glad I got to know you over the last 10 or 12 years. You were a great man. I saw the way you treated everyone with kindness and the way you took care of your girls. I’ve seen you around your grandbabies and know that they cherished every moment with you.You were always a pleasure to be around and always had some funny crack to say. Until we meet again. Love you.

April Hurst

November 15, 2018

My sweet daddy....words can not express how much you are loved and missed already. I thank God everyday that he gave me you. Your love never faultered. Your wisdom and knowledge was priceless. You will live on in the hearts of many especially my babies. I don’t know how I would have made it without you when they were little. You were such a good role model and example of what a man should be. I know mother is telling you how proud she is that you took such great care of us all. Give her a hug and kiss for me. I love you so much ❤️ I will miss you for now but I will see you again one day.

Scarlett Smith

November 14, 2018

It’s been about a week since God realized your greatness was needed in heaven. And ever since, i haven’t been able to breath. It’s been about 2 weeks since I last heard you say “I love you my beautiful angel” but I guess now your my beautiful angel.
So many things that used to happen daily, that will never happen again. so many things that you taught me that I’ll never get to hear again. I’ll never be able to get in your truck after school and got get a chocolate dipped ice cream cone. I’ll never be able to sit in your lap and watch Law and Order and make fun of the crazy people. I’ll never have to repeat my self three times in a row when I’m on the phone with you because Lord knows your hearing was awful and your technology skills were even worse. I’ll never be able to hear you sing the bone song. I’ll never be able to hear you say “punch me in the nose” after I had just told you how mean someone was being to me. So many things I wish I could do again.
Papa, all I’ve been hearing the past few days is “he’s better now” or “he loved you so much” both are things I know. I know that you aren’t in pain anymore, and I know that your better off up there with Nana. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna stop hurting. The whole in my heart is causing me unbearable pain. And I know that you loved me, and I know that you know I love you back. But I just wish I could hear you say it one more time, one last time.
You’ve been my bestest friend and biggest role model since I could remember. It’s like there’s a giant cut in my heart and the cut just keeps getting worse and worse and it hurts all the time, I mean physically hurts. And there’s nothing I can do about it, I can barely sleep, think, focus. I just want you back and the problem is, I know you won’t come back.
I hope there’s a John Wayne marathon up in heaven, and I hope they are treating you well up there. Because your greatly missed down here.

Cindi Lou Hurst

November 13, 2018

Uncle Bo, you where always my favorite Uncle. You always said I was your favorite niece. I remember when we were young you would come and take Dewayne and I go cart riding. I'm so glad i got to spend time with you. Love and miss you.

Whitney Boyce

November 11, 2018

Papa..... It’s hard to share a favorite memory, they are all my favorite. I know that my heart hurts, home is lonely without you here. My kids miss you, i miss you, Joey (your favorite buddy) misses you. We don’t know what to do without you. I loved getting to watch you love my babies, make so many great memories with them. They will forever cherish those and so will I. We love you Papa and miss you more than words could ever begin to express. ❤️

Stephanie Martinez

November 11, 2018

John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather as well as great grandfather. He loved his family with all he had. He was there for each one in a different way. When I say different way I mean, whatever each one needed at that time. I joked with him about how long he had been going to school. He went, then he took and picked up his children, his grandchildren, and the his great grand children. He did this with love. I told him he must be the smartest man I know as long as he had been going to school. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

Alice McClain

November 8, 2018

Uncle Bo I remember when you brought me those baby chicks when I was little you would always hug me and tell me I was your favorite but I'm sure we were all your favorite you were kind and loving and always had a story to tell us about our grandpa we loved listening to the stories about all of my aunts and other uncle's too . You carried on those stories about my dad also because I only knew my dad for 10 yrs of my life you loved your family and there is nothing you wouldn't have done for any of us you loved your kids and the grandbabies and boy would your face light up when you talked about them they were your life .We were your life you left a legacy you left your mark on this Earth you will never be forgotten I love you till I see you again ....Love your favorite ....Alice Marie

Alice Johnson

November 8, 2018

Always humble, always fair, always loving. Rest in peace sweet spirit, may we all live by your example.