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Walter Hurst Sr.

February 4, 1942 — February 4, 2023

Greensburg

 

Psalms 23: 1-6 1.The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Walter Hurst transitioned peacefully to his eternal home on Saturday February 4, 2023, celebrating his 81st birthday at his home in Greensburg, LA surrounded by his partner, children, grandchildren, and other family members.

Walter was born on February 4, 1942, to Fred and Georgia Mae Hurst in Greensburg, LA; he was the seventh of eleven children. He attended school in St. Helena Parish.


Walter left Greensburg for New Orleans at a young age and was enlisted in the US Army. He met and married Gloria Tolbert and to this union were three children. Walter later met his life partner, Debra Ann Dokes and they had two children.

Walter accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized in 1978; he was a member of Nineveh Baptist Church.
Walter believed in hard work. He’d always say, “if you want something out of life, you have to work for it”. He was a hard worker, working on the Riverfront with Cooper T. Smith, ILA Local 3000 as a Longshoreman and retired as a Foreman at the
age of 55; never to return to work again. Although he never worked again, he loved working on things … there was always something to do around the house and yard where he piddled around daily. He enjoyed working in his garden and raising his
chickens.

Walter was Daddy, Paw Paw and Poppa to his family and his family’s friends. He was devoted to and loved his family. He cherished every moment that he was in their presence. He supported every milestone of his children and grandchildren’s lives; he was always there to provide support. Whether it was going out to eat, going to a sporting event, going shopping, taking a vacation, attending an estate sale or just chilling at the house, he was happiest when he was surrounded by family. He loved watching movies - lots of action movies and of course, cowboys and westerns. He loved traveling in his RV and was an avid Casino Connoisseur. In his early days, Walter loved hunting and fishing. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren
how to do things so they could always take care of themselves; he believed in basic life skills. He also loved telling stories about things that happened as he went along life’s journey, he could tell you a story ten times, but he always wanted you to listen to it again and again.

Walter returned to his birthplace of Greensburg in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina relocated him. This became his final earthly home, and he was happy to return to the place where it all began. Walter would say “I lived a GOOD LIFE!”

Walter leaves to cherish his memory his partner, Debra Ann Dokes, Greensburg, LA, seven children, his loving daughter Rhenette Chris Tobias (Jimmy) Tickfaw, LA; Walter Hurst, Jr., Slidell, LA; Kenneth Kai Ronnell Hurst, Jackson, LA; Feliche MooreKorndorffer (Charles), Rosharon, TX; Maurice Lathers, New Orleans, LA; Kenneth Dwayne Lathers, Hammond, LA; Stefanie Clay, Luling, LA along with eleven grandchildren: Taylor, Quentin, Walter Matthew, Anissa, Kennae, Rashaad, Dynte’, Cher’re, Nickolas, Chace, and Stefon; siblings: Alcee (Viola), Fred Jr., Thomas Jahue “TJ” (Shirley), Ora, Hollis, Marshall Ray (Helen – friend); sisters-in-law: Brenda, Hazel; and one God Child: Traci Achi; a host of nieces, nephews, and many other loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred, and
Georgia Mae Hurst, three brothers, Mack, Melvin, and Lawrence Hurst, two sisters, Ethel Dunn, and Velma Hurst, one grandson, Kenneth Lathers, Jr. and one brother-in law, James P. Avery. 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 9 am until Celebration of Life 11am. Services will take place at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Hwy 1042, Greensburg, LA.  Eulogized by Rev. Charles Hurst. Interment: Turner Chapel Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Arrangements entrusted by MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Greensburg, LA.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

9:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home (Greensburg)

87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home (Greensburg)

87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Greensburg, LA 70441

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Interment

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

12:45 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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