John William (Bill) Hurt

John William (Bill) Hurt

John William Hurt
August 9, 1938 – April 22, 2024

WENDELL – John William (Bill) Hurt of Wendell, NC sadly passed away on Monday, leaving behind many treasured family members and friends to mourn his passing. Born in Wake County to Gladys Hamilton and Mack Henry Hurt, John grew up a farm boy where hard work, integrity, and honesty were all traits that were instilled in him. This work ethic benefited him in his professional life being employed at Raleigh Tire for 20 years and as being a business owner as a mobile home repairman. Outside of work, he had few hobbies but treasured his daughters Betty and Rhonda. He was a man of few words so when he spoke, you knew it was important.

John is survived by his daughters, Betty Hurt Brantley (Rick) of Sparta and Rhonda Hurt Smith (Scott) of Benson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brandi Dean, Tiffany Brantley Gresham (Chris), Lucas Smith (Melissa); great-grandchildren, Taylor Dean, Elisha Dean, Luke Smith, Kade Smith; and five great-great grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Doug Hurt, Donald Hurt (Linda), Marie Ferrell, Peggy Brown, Jean Ann Tart and Elsie Linder (Jay).

John is preceded in death by his infant twin daughter, Wanda Kay Hurt, parents, Mack and Gladys Hurt, and brothers Robert Lee Hurt and Arthur Ray Hurt.

A visitation will be held at 10:00am, Friday April 26 2024 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, Wendell. A funeral service will follow immediately after with burial to follow at Zebulon Town Cemetery.

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice in Dobson, North Carolina. Donations may be made to


  • Michael Hunter Posted April 24, 2024 11:26 am

    Rhonda, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your “Daddy”. I know that you will miss this wonderful man, and I will be there with you and your family!

  • Teresa Davis Posted April 24, 2024 1:57 pm

    Sending Our Sincere Condolences,
    In Our Thoughts and Prayers.
    Teresa & Alison

  • Carolyn Young Posted April 24, 2024 3:54 pm

    Betty I’m so sorry to hear about your dad my prayers are for you and the rest of your family! 🙏🙏

  • Jean Hunt Posted April 25, 2024 3:37 pm

    My love and prayers go out to all of the family during this time of loss and sorrow. Bill was always a wonderful Brother in law and I shall always have fond memories of him. …Jean Hunt

  • Connie & Alan Taylor Posted April 25, 2024 9:16 pm

    Our condolences to Betty and the family of William Hurt. Just know we are praying for you all

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