Dr. Michael Ray Hurt died September 6, 2017 in Lexington at the age of 70 years 27 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Mike was born August 9, 1947 in Princeton, West Virginia to James and Mosha (Waddell) Hurt. He was raised in Princeton, where he graduated from school in 1965. A few years after graduating high school, Mike married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Susan Jennabee Hill in their hometown of Princeton. Mike attended college at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. Shortly after graduating college, Mike and Susan moved to Tazwell, Virginia to start their journey together. In 1970 they moved to Stillwater, OK where Mike completed his degree in Veterinary Medicine in May 1974. Mike and Sue lived in Iowa for one year before moving to Purcell in 1975. They started a family and made Purcell their home. Mike was Co-Owner of Purcell Veterinary Hospital until his retirement in 1994. He at one point taught Highschool math. Mike was a member of the Purcell City Council for 19 years. He was also a member of Kiwanis, The Eagle Lodge, and Rotary Club. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, as well as hunting and fishing with his son, grandson and friends. He spent many hours woodworking in his garage. Mike was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a loving, caring and kind man who will be greatly missed.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mosha Hurt; wife of 50 years, Susan Hurt; niece, Heather Harrison; brother-in-law, David Harrison; and aunt, Melba Rector. Survivors include his son, Chris Hurt and wife, Deborah; grandson, Justin Hurt; brother, Dave Hurt and wife, Edith; nieces and nephews, Tracie (Hurt) Hamb and husband Ted, Brian Hurt and wife, Jami, Angela Mullins; great nieces and nephews, Evan Hamb, Carter Hurt, Griffin Hurt, Lauren Clower, Hunter Mullins, Alex Mullins, Hope Mullins, Isabella Mullins; cousins, Don Rector, Gale Rector, Susan Turner and husband, Bobby, Doug Wood and wife, Billie; sisters-in-law, Sandra Collins and husband, Charles, Patricia Harrison; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Contributions can be made to The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation at the family’s request.
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