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Obituary - Bobby Lee Hurt



Bobby Lee Hurt,78, long-time resident of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died at the VA Medical Center in Nashville on September 8, 2011, from an extended illness.

He was born October 26, 1932 in Chapel Hill, Tenn., the son of David F. and Polly Cromer Hurt.
Bobby graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1951 where he was a National Golden Gloves Boxing champion. After high school he served in the Korean War. Bobby owned and operated Hurt Heating and Air Conditioning for over 40 years. He loved to cheer on his children and grandchildren in any sort of competition that they participated in. He also loved raising Tennessee Walking Horses, which he owned and raised many World Champions, life on his farm in Shelbyville, Tenn. and he especially loved being with his friends and family. Bobby has gone to be with the Lord and will be missed by many.

He is survived by long-time companion, Martha Burchfield; children, Barry (Lisa) Hurt of Destin, Fla., Sheila (Winky) Groover of Bell Buckle, Tenn. and Robin (Steve Butler) Burchfield of Athens, Ala.; and grandchildren, Telyse Hurt, Chase Hurt, Alisha Terry, Branson and Jessica Popp.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 6:00p.m.–8:00p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 8:00p.m. A graveside service will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with full military honors by the Tennessee National Guard Honor Guard. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

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