Born: June 19, 1938 - Deceased: January 29, 2023
Robert Eugene Hurst, 84 of Belleville IL born June 19, 1938 in E. St. Louis, IL passed rather suddenly on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Bob “Bo” was an awesome husband, father, papa, brother, uncle and friend. He was born to Forrest and Virginia (Davis) Hurst on June 19, 1938. In junior high school he met the love of his life Marie who eventually became his wife. Together they had two daughters Laura and Linda. Bob was fair, loyal, kind and would do anything for anyone. His daughters are forever grateful for the help and guidance he showed to them and their families.
After working at Reeb’s Dairy, on the Railroad, owning his own gas station, he decided to become a patrolman on the Belleville Police Department then eventually became Chief of Police. After many years of service, he retired to work part time as a bailiff for St. Clair County and help with his two precious granddaughters. He was a member of East Lodge #504 AF & AM, Ainad Shrine and Damascus Road Fellowship. He enjoyed playing cards, slot machines, playing the guitar and piano, flying his airplane, excavating, plowing snow, working on vehicles, fixing anything he could, and cutting grass. He would help people out anytime whenever needed. If he ever helped you with your vehicle or plowing snow….then know you were loved. His favorite saying was “I guarantee it”.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife of 63 years: Imal Marie (Taylor) Hurst
- Parents: Forrest and Virginia (Davis) Hurst
- Sister: Connie (Jerry) Phelps
- Brother: Richard Hurst
- Father and Mother-law: Howard and Audrey (Carter) Taylor
- Brother-in-law: Virgil (Judy) Taylor
- Son-in-law: Kevin Frederick
Surviving are his:
- Laura Frederick (fiancé Dan Walker) of Smithton IL
- Linda (Mark) Sauerwein of Belleville IL
- Lexi (Alex) Hughes
- Ana Sauerwein (fiancé Dane Haugen)
- Sister-in-law: Rita Hurst
- Durwood (Carolyn ) Hurst
- Lew (Betty) Hurst
- Many relatives and friends.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Damascus Road Fellowship, Belleville IL
Visitation: Visitation from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL with a Masonic Service at 10:00 am.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 1st, at Kurrus Funeral Home with Pastor Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL
Live Stream: His service may be viewed starting at 11:50 am through the Kurrus website live stream link.