Carl Edward Hurst, 83, of Marble Hill, Mo., died August 17, 2020, at his home. Born near Marble Hill on July 16, 1937, he was the son of Homer Edward and Lillie Myrtle Bollinger Hurst.
A 1955 graduate of Lutesville High School, Carl left school to work for the Santa Fe Railroad at Kansas City. In 1960 he was drafted into the Army, serving in Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Following his discharge in 1962 he married Janet Bullinger on Dec. 22, 1962, at Marble Hill. He returned to work for the Santa Fe Railroad, taking college classes at Kansas University at Lawrence, Ks. He received a B.S. in Education in 1968 and continued with a Masters Degree. In August 1968 he left the railroad and began his teaching career. He taught with Turner School District in Kansas City, Kansas, became an elementary principal at Meadow Heights School in 1970, and began teaching at Woodland High School in 1971. He retired from teaching at Woodland in May, 1996.
He was a founding member and Deacon of Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center. He was a life member of North American Hunting Club and the National Rifle Association; and a member of the American Legion.
He was the proud father of fantastic sons: Clay (Becky), Thor (Mary), and Chad (Amy); and proud grandpa of nine super great grandkids: Travis (Alyson), Holly, Ethan, Nathan, Annie, McKenna, Emma, Hanna, and Bristol; and two great-grandchildren, Kayden and Carson. All survive him, along with his wife, Janet.
He is survived by a sister, Brenda Huff. Two sisters, Margie Runnels and Helen Matthews, predeceased him.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral services will be at the Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center on Hwy 34 on Friday, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Baker Cemetery near Marble Hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Fellowship Family Worship Center, Rt 2 Box 2209, Marble Hill, MO 63764, or The Gideons.
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