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Edward Hurt III


Edward “Eddie” Hurt III, 78, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Eddie was born on March 7, 1941, in Shawnee to Eddie Jr. and Francis Lucille (Harris) Hurt. He graduated from White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with the class of 1959, then went to Oklahoma Baptist University. Eddie completed his education at California Baptist College in Riverside, California.

He married Donna Gayle Horton on June 4, 1961 in Shawnee. Over the years Eddie split his time between education and law enforcement. He was a school teacher and coached basketball at California Baptist College and also worked as a probation officer and a deputy sheriff. He was a sports enthusiast and he particularly loved OU football. He also enjoyed cars and motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Eddie is survived by his wife Gayle Hurt of the home; daughters and sons-in-law Donna and Danny Peters of Riverside, CA, Terri and Nathan Hicks of Riverside, CA, and Venetia Fornea of Riverside; grandchildren Zachary Peters, Mitchell Peters, Shannon Hicks, Alison Hicks, Katherine Hicks, Alexa Barredo and Cole Barredo; sister and brother-in-law Martha and Ben Bryant of Memphis, TN; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services were held March 29 at Shawnee First Baptist Church. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Eddie Hurt Athletic Scholarship Fund at OBU.


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