Billy Jack Hurley, 92, loving husband, father, and grandfather, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 12th at his home. Graveside services will be held on Friday, October 15th at 10 AM in the Evergreen Cemetery pavilion. Fry & Gibbs has charge of the arrangements with Pastor Justin Golden officiating. No formal visitation has been scheduled.
Billy, the son of Arthur and Gussie Hurley, was born January 17, 1930, in Cooper. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950 through 1954. He married Virginia Jo Cope on February 11, 1958 in Paris building many years of memories before she preceded him in death on July 3, 1981. He married Jo Ann Rollins on May 10, 1986 in Paris building a wonderful life enjoying time with friends and going on many cruises. He spent his working career at Westinghouse Electric and Philips Lighting where he retired in 1998. He was a member of the Masons for many years. He enjoyed watching all sports, hanging out with his coffee shop friends, and watching church services on television. He was a faithful worshipper at Calvary Chapel in Paris.
Billy Jack was a loving husband, a wonderful father, a doting “Pops” to his grandsons. He was known for great personality, quick wit and love of laughter.
Billy was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents and one sister, Anita Tippit. He is survived by his wife, one child, Mitzi White Ruthart and her husband Rick of Paris; grandchildren Dylan Jack Ruthart and Ben Thomas Ruthart; a sister-in-law Edna Gifford; brother-in-law Charles Rollins; sister-in-law Patsy Skidmore, and sister-in-law Jackie Clark, along with multiple nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a very special caregiver, Sandi King, who he loved like family.