William Michael Hurst


William Michael Hurst, 72, went to be with Jesus on May 6, 2019.
Michael was born October 6, 1946, in Manchester, GA, to William Dan Hurst and Ruby Jewell Favors Hurst. Michael loved nature and the great outdoors, particularly the mountains where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was happiest in the north Georgia mountains where the family owned a rustic cabin when the children were young teaching them to love God's creation as he did. Michael attended West Georgia College earning a BS in Business. After college, he served in the US Marine Corp. He met his wife, Jackie, on a blind date in Atlanta, and they were married in 1974. Michael owned Wallbuilders, a concrete construction company, and retired in 2012. He loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. Michael and Jackie have been members of Fellowship Bible Church in Dalton for almost forty years. They have enjoyed time together with "Pizza Group" for most of those years.
Michael was predeceased by his father, William Dan Hurst in 1977. He is survived by his mother, Jewell Hurst, who is 101; his wife of 45 years, Jacqueline Videtto Hurst; three children, William Branen Hurst and wife, Katherine, of Signal Mountain, TN, John Spencer Hurst of Chattanooga, and Lauren Hurst O'Ferrall and husband, Patrick, of Dalton; nine grandchildren, Payne, Jack and Wren Hurst, of Signal Mountain, Cannon Hurst of Albany, Katelyn, Abby, Brinley, Asher and Preston O'Ferrall of Dalton; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Joe Johnson of Dalton.
A private service was held on Saturday, May 11, with interment in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N Thornton Avenue, Dalton, GA 30720, was in charge of arrangements.
In memory of Michael, donations may be made to the Women's Enrichment Center, 109 West Gordon Street, Dalton, GA 30720.
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Deborah Hufstetler
May 15, 2019
I was so saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. He and my brother were best friends while attending West Georgia. In fact, he was best man at my brother’s wedding. My brother passed April 12 so I’m feeling your pain. Praying for your family.
Jan Carter
May 13, 2019
Jackie and family, we are so sorry to hear about this. Please know our prayers are with you all. We have many wonderful memories of our days with you, and we'll be thinking of you in the days to come. Love to each of you -- Jan and Dan
Rebekah Staats
May 12, 2019
Lauren, Jackie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the many times I spent the night or hung out at your house in high school. Prayers for you all. With love,