Jerry Wayne Hurst, 74, of Palmyra, formerly of Maywood, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at The University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Jerry Wayne Hurst, 74, of Palmyra, formerly of Maywood, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at The University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Eric Anderson and Rev. Helen McFarland will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Burial with full military rites by Boots Dickson Post No. 174 will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Mr. Hurst was born May 22, 1944, in Maywood to Clarence Gaines and Ruby Irene Leach Hurst.

He was married to Marjorie Gayle McFarland on Dec. 12, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra. She survives.

Other survivors include daughters, Kristy Kay Bross (Greg) and Susan Renee Ragar (Troy) both of Palmyra; brother, Richard Hurst, and sister, Patty (Susie) Stierlin, both of Quincy, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Rev. Helen McFarland of Salsbury and Karen McFarland of Palmyra; grandchildren, Christopher Janes, Dalton Janes, J.C. Bross, Sophia Ragar, Weston Ragar and Hadley Ragar; two great-grandchildren, Declan Janes and Juvia Janes; eight nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Jennifer Elizabeth Hurst; brothers, Robert and Marvin Hurst; sisters, Mary Lepper and Leota Fern Hurst; in-laws, Claude and Virginia McFarland; brother-in-law, Perry Stierlin; sister-in-law, Marilyn Hurst; and nephew, Randy Stierlin.

Jerry attended school at Ewing High School in Ewing.

Professionally Jerry served three years in the Army in the 44th Engineer Battalion, Camp Carroll, South Korea. He received an Honorable discharge as a Sergeant E-5 in 1968. Jerry received special recognition in Korea as part of a four-man flag core, carrying the flag for parades, special occasions and pass in review for the 44th Engineer Battalion.

He came home and worked as a machinist for Electric Wheel in Quincy, Ill., as a supervisor for 13 1/2 years. Jerry then started his own business as a General Contractor for 11 years before he retired in 1998.

Jerry was a member of the American Legion Post No. 174 Boots Dickson and the Palmyra VFW. He was also an attending member of United Methodist Church of Palmyra.

Memorial contributions may be made to your choice of American Legion Post No. 174 or The Flower Children (Relay for Life.)

Pallbearers will be Greg Bross, Troy Ragar, J.C. Bross, Christopher Janes, Dalton Janes and John Drebes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sophia Ragar, Weston Ragar, Hadley Ragar, Annette Ragar, Charlie Bross, Carrie McKinney, Randy Crabill, Jim Lovelace, Kenny Peters and John Hobbs.

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