Carl Ladrew Hurst, 84 years old, went to be with his Savior on March 7, 2020. Carl was born on July 10, 1935. He was the eldest son of John and Hazel Hurst of Bradford. Carl married Verla Jean McCartney on October 9, 1953, and they remained happily together until her death in 2012. The couple raised their family in reverence of the Lord and with mutual respect for one another.
Carl was a Navy Veteran and a longtime employee of Smith’s Concrete in Batesville, until he retired from Southside School in June of 2001. He enjoyed trips to Branson with friends, working in his yard, and shopping for and trading vehicles.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife, his son, Keith Hurst; granddaughter, Jessica Young; and brothers, Gary Hurst and Billy Joe Hurst. His is survived by his daughter, Shelia Young and her husband Mike of Salado; brother, Johnny Hurst of Amagon; grandsons, Dustin Hurst of Southside, Jason Young and his wife Megan of Salado; granddaughter, Danielle Bonds and her husband Michael of Hutchinson Mountain; great-grandson, Swayed Young; dear friend, Betty Magness of Fort Smith; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Brewer of Southside.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Salado Baptist Church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The funeral service, officiated by Ferrell Miller and Barrett Beyer, will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Egner Cemetery, following the service.