June 27, 1948 - October 19, 2016
La Porte, TX – Donald “Gene” E. Hurst, age 68, of La Porte, TX, formerly of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at his residence. The funeral service in his honor will begin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Reverend Travis Spencer will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the service begins. Born June 27, 1948, in Trilla, IL, Gene was the son of Frank “Max” M. and Mary E. (Drury) Hurst. Survivors include two nieces, Teresa Romack with Rusty Loy of Humboldt, IL, and Nichelle Romack with Mike Vandeventer of Villa Grove, IL; three great-nieces, Jen Clapp and husband Joel of Hindsboro, IL, Shelby Newgent of Lerna, IL, and Mackenzie Romack of Villa Grove, IL; two great-nephews, Brandon Romack of Houston, TX and Andrew Loy of Humboldt, IL; and two great-great nieces, Hadleigh Clapp and Hayven Clapp of Hindsboro, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Linda Wheat and Sandra Gordon. Mr. Hurst served our country with the United States Navy. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science, both in Education, from Eastern Illinois University. He was a professor in Computer Programming at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. He was a former member of the Mattoon VFW and Eagles, and the Sullivan American Legion. Gene lived life to the fullest and managed to always be impeccably dressed while doing so. He loved dancing, had an affinity for convertible cars, and an appreciation for forward fashion. He was a man who knew how to wear bold jewelry, diamonds, and fur. He was also a man who loved his family, treasured his friends, and cherished his dogs. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with his family.
La Porte, TX – Donald “Gene” E. Hurst, age 68, of La Porte, TX, formerly of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 12:55 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at his residence. The funeral service in his honor will begin at 1:00 p.m.,... View Obituary & Service Information
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