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Class  of  1941
"Yesterday is dead-forget it,
Tomorrow has not come-don't worry.
Today is here-use it."
James William Hurdle, Jr.

Obituary

 

 

A graveside service was planned at 1 p.m. today at Maplewood Cemetery for TVA civil engineer and former Parisian James William Hurdle Jr. of Franklin. Jim Taylor was to officiate.

Visitation was Sunday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin.

Hurdle, 86, died Saturday, June 14, 2008.

Hurdle was a son of the late James William Hurdle Sr. and Kate Adams Hurdle. He was the widower of  Ruby Jane Friedley Hurdle.

Hurdle worked for TVA for 41 years. He was a member of a Masonic lodge in Gallatin.

James' military service of note would be that he served with the 8th Field Artillery Battalion and served in France, Belgium, and Germany during the period preceding, during, and succeeding "The Battle of the Bulge." His surveying skills were primarily pin-pointing the artillery locations of the Germans and setting trajectories for the U.S. artillery responses and support of ground forces close-in.

He also leaves two daughters: Susan (Burton) McKinney of Franklin and Bonnie Jo (Gary) Lemmonds of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren: Candy (Dean) McGinnis, Amanda (Steve) Barrios and Tara (Jeremy) Heikel; and three great-grandchildren: Emily Barrios and Kristin and Christopher McGinnis.
He also is survived by two sisters, Virginia Jo Hurdle (Virgil) Wall ('45) and   Amanda Hurdle (Bobby) Hailey ('52)

He also was preceded in death by two brothers: M.F. Hurdle ('50) and John Adams Hurdle ('43).


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Reprinted  from the Paris Post-Intelligencer
Paris, Tennessee
June 16, 2008 Edition - Used by permission.

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Additional  information   provided for  this  obituary  by VIRGIL  WALL ('46)

 

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