Robert Lee Hurt

Robert Lee Hurt

Robert Lee Hurt

October 18, 1935 – May 1, 2023

Wendell- Robert Lee Hurt, 87, departed this life on Monday. The Wake County native was born to the late Mack Henry & Gladys Hamilton Hurt. He worked as a courier for SECU.  Robert faithfully and honorably served his country in the United States Army. He also was an avid guitar and fiddle player and loved to sing. Robert was an honest, kind and gentle man that loved his family unconditionally and will be dearly missed. Along with his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Perry Hurt and his brother, Arthur Ray Hurt.

He is survived by his daughters, Liz Russell (Rick), Sharon Young (Mark), Anita White (Kenny), his partner, Judy Willoughby, his brothers, Doug Hurt, Donald Hurt (Linda) and Bill Hurt, his sisters, Marie Ferrell, Peggy Brown, Jean Ann Tart and Elsie Linder (Jay), his grandchildren, Parker Bridgforth (Adam), Winston Mitchell (Kelsie), Courtney Mayerick (Ryan), Kaleigh Young, Stone White (Ashton), Carson White, 2 great grandchildren, Adie Grace Bridgforth and Elin Bridgforth.

Flowers are welcomed or donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Funeral service will be in the Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 3:00 pm, with a visitation from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm prior to service.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Debbie Evans Posted May 3, 2023 9:52 am

    My heart is breaking for you my dear friend Liz, and your entire family. Just know that there are so many people that loved your daddy. He is home now. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxoxoxo

  • Lula Massenburg Posted May 3, 2023 2:24 pm

    Mr. Robert’s presence will be missed on our neighborhood street. It was a delight to talk with him as his caretaker would be taking him for a walk on sunny days. My sincere condolences to Ms. Judy, his family, and friends. May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time.

    • Judy Willoughby Posted May 3, 2023 7:10 pm

      Thank you. He enjoyed those little walks. Will miss him dearly.

  • Jean Hunt Posted May 3, 2023 8:46 pm

    Bill and all the Family; My love and prayers are with each of you during this time of loss and sorrow.

  • Hope Zivitski Posted May 3, 2023 10:13 pm

    Liz & Family – my heart breaks for you. May you find peace and comfort in your precious memories.

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