Hawthorne Hampton Hurst was born April 3, 1931 in Masseyville, Tennessee, the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt Hurst and Sally Ethel Pearl Rowland. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ramona Smith on December 23, 1951. He proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Navy and served for 54 years as a Baptist minister, ministering to countless people. Mr. Hurst departed from this life to his eternal reward on September 26, 2020 at Maury Regional Center in Columbia, Tennessee at the age of 89 Years, 5 Months, 23 Days.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ramona Hurst of Waynesboro, TN; daughter, Ramona Daire Hurst Sadler and husband Thor Paul of Williamsburg, VA; three grandchildren, Val-Kyria Minuette Sadler, Tara Grace Sadler, and Tyrus Odin Hurst Sadler.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hurst was preceded in death by sister, Virginia Dare Snodgrass; brother, Dr. Fieldon Marion Hurst; grandchild, Vivian Faith Sadler.
Services were held on Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Waynesboro with Keith Cagle officiating. Burial followed in the Crump First Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was on Monday, September 28 from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM and again Tuesday from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Waynesboro with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family.