(March 16, 1933 – October 27, 2020)
Lewis Hurt, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, in Killeen, Texas.
He was born on March 16, 1933, in Comanche County, Texas, the son of Danford Lewis Hurt and Mabel Jewel (Elliott) Hurt. He married Rita Joyce Chancellor on August 6, 1953, in Comanche, Texas.
Lewis joined the United States Army in 1953 and served for twenty years, retiring from service in 1973. He began his military career serving in Korea during wartime and ended his career having served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War, with several duty stations in Germany, Virginia, and Texas in between.
After his retirement from the United States Army he began his career with the Santa Fe Railroad. He worked as a machine operator and retired from Santa Fe after twenty-two years of service.
Lewis was passionate about old cars and spent many years restoring cars and traveling to car shows.
He is survived by three children, Tony Hurt of Round Rock, Anita “Sissy” Newman of Lampasas, and Danny Hurt of Copperas Cove; three grandchildren, Heather Newman of Lampasas, Houston Hurt of Round Rock, and Dmitri Hurt of Copperas Cove; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Stults (Jordan Anderson), Joshua Beaver, Kelly Beaver, and Jackson Beaver, all of Lampasas; and one great-great-granddaughter, Carter Anderson of Lampasas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Joyce Hurt; parents, Danford and Mabel Hurt; grandson, Tyson Newman; and son-in-law, Michael Newman.
Visitation will be from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, at the Comanche Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, in the Gardens of Memory in Comanche County.