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.
Published on May 12, 2019

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