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Danny Joe Hurst

Danny Joe Hurst , 61 of Mena, Arkansas, passed away August 17, 2021 at his home in Mena, Arkansas.  He was born September 16, 1959, in Tucson, Arizona to the late Edsel Dean Hurst and Margie Ruth (Dowell) Alston. 

After graduating from Mena High School Danny moved to Duncan, Oklahoma where he worked for Getty Oil for seven years before moving back to Mena and started Hurst & Sons Trucking.  After that, he became the Fleet Manager at Hatfield Lumber Company.

Danny was a sports enthusiast, particularly enjoying golf, hunting, and above all else he was a diehard Oklahoma Sooners fan.  One of his greatest joys in life was coaching his children and grandchildren in baseball and many other athletic activities.

Danny is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Kimberly Sue (Philpot) Hurst; sons Adam Hurst and wife Caitlin, Mark Hurst and wife Ashley, Tyler Hurst and wife Samantha, Austin Hurst, and Alex Hurst; eight grandchildren Raylee Hurst, Raelyn Ashcraft, Brantley Phillips, Daxen Hurst, Brady Hurst, Sutton Hurst, Kendall Hurst, and Asher Hurst; brother Luke Alston and wife DeeDee; sisters Carolyn Tanner, Debbie Dilbeck and husband Larry; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law David and Bernice Philpot,  Dane and Shelly Ward,  Vicki Hurst, Stan and Amanda Bean, Frank and Stephanie Fluitt, and J.D. and Heather Barron. In-laws Buddy and Sue Bean and Leon and Monta Philpot; and as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. And special friend and caregiver Linda Boggio.

Danny was preceded in death by his father Edsel Dean Hurst; mother and step-father Margie and Fred Alston; brother Eddie Lee Hurst; brothers-in-laws Richard Philpot and Al Tanner.

Visitation will be Thursday night from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.  Services will be held Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Dallas Avenue Baptist Church with Brother Luke Alston and Brother Ronnie Wagner officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers are Gary Ward, Avel Mendoza, Gary Sisk, Gary Miner, John Boggio, and Roger Bryan.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bodie May, Charles “Pinky” Williams, Ronnie Graves, Lee Collins, Kevin Hale, Ronnie Bradshaw, and Ron Ezell. All employees of Hatfield Lumber, HLC Transportation and Hurst & Sons Trucking

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