Roy Edward Hurt

Published 10:25 am Monday, February 22, 2021

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Mr. Roy Edward Hurt, 88, of US 158, Mocksville, died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1932 in Yadkin County to the late Ernest Kit and Rosa Emma Cockerham Hurt.

Mr. Hurt served two years in the U.S. Army, retired from Smurfit-Stone Container after 34 years, and was a member of Mocksville Seventh Day Adventist Church. He enjoyed meeting his friends at Hardee’s for breakfast and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Hurt loved social media, had a passion for photography, and enjoyed watching The Andy Griffith Show. He will be remembered as a kind-hearted person who always offered an encouraging word.

He wasalso  preceded in death by: his wife, Lula Belle Ratcliff Hurt; an infant brother, Ralph; a brother, E.K. Hurt; and a sister, Ruth Newman.

Survivors: 3 children, Roy L. Hurt (Teresa), Patricia H. Paige (Jeff), and Edward Kit Hurt (Christina), all of Mocksville; a sister, Ruby Campbell; 7 grandchildren, Lynette O’Neal, Shane Paige, Daniel Hurt, Andrew Paige, Christopher Hurt, Landon Hurt, and Abbe Hurt; 13 great-grandchildren, Kolby Hurt, Ashlyn Hicks, Avery Hicks, John Shirley, Alison Paige, Mason Shirley, Claire Shirley, Winnie Paige, Emmalyn Paige, Conner Hurt, Morgan Hurt, Jameson Hurt, and Elaina Hurt.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Cove officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Eaton Funeral Home.  The family requests that attendees wear masks and practice safe social distancing.

Memorials: Mocksville Seventh Day Adventist Church, 407 Milling Road, Mocksville.