John E. “Johnny” Hurst, age 76, of Alhambra, passed away Tuesday, June 9, in Des Peres Hospital. Funeral services for 76 year-old John E. “Johnny” Hurst will be Saturday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m., in the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Alhambra. Friends may call Friday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
John “Johnny” Eugene Hurst, son of Russell and Velma Irene (Knutt) was born June 11, 1938 in Keyesport, Illinois. John was raised on the family farm, attended local schools and graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1956. John and Lucille N. Leidner were united in marriage on December 24, 1958 at the First Baptist Church in Greenville. Lucille passed away on December 21, 2007.
Mr. Hurst worked for DeMoulin Brothers Factory in Greenville where he was a clothing designer and pattern maker. He moved to Joplin, Missouri in the late 1970’s for many years. John retired in 2002 and moved back to Alhambra, Illinois. John loved music and it was a big part of his life.
Surviving is his son, Jeffrey A. Hurst of Alhambra, Illinois and his wife Sherry. He was the loving grandfather of Jillian Hurst, Jeffrey Hurst Jr., John Hurst and step-grandson Nathan Koonce.
Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home
203 W Oak St
Greenville, IL 62246