Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 A.M. at Chowchilla Cemetery for the Reverend Billy Lee Hurt, 82 of Lindsay, who passed away December 3. Pastor Joe Burr will officiate and interment will follow. Military Honors will be provided by the California State Honor Guard.
Billy was born October 3, 1938 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Bud and Kathleen Hurt and was raised and attended school in Henryetta and Wilson Oklahoma. What school he would attend that is…. Billy’s mother had a time convincing him to go to school at all. He would rather be out working and certainly over time, he developed a work ethic that he still held until his passing. Billy served his country in the Army Nation Guard of Oklahoma and married Ima McGrew September 18, 1965 in Modesto after coming to California in 1963 or 64. In addition to his life’s calling of ministry, Billy worked in furniture sales for his family before owning and operating his own furniture store for several years with most of the proceeds being donated to the church. He never, EVER met a stranger and those who knew him knew that he loved people. He also loved music and singing, he loved traveling and the beach, camping and eating…but his passion was the church and winning souls. Church was his life and he would never hesitate to share his faith with anyone, anywhere. Billy was preceded in death by his wife and co pastor Ima Hurt. He is survived by his children David Earnest of Lindsay, Teresa Earnest of Porterville and Kimberley Hurt of Lindsay, Billie Lackey of Tennessee, Timothy Hurt of Lindsay and Billy Hurt of San Francisco; a sister Sue Barkley of Los Angeles and a brother Woodrow Hurt of Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and other relatives and many, many friends.
His family, church family and the community will be invited to say goodbye at the Lindsay Church of God on Friday, December 18 from 4 to 7:00 P.M. Masks and social distancing requirements will be in place.
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