Richard Hurd, age 60 of Lake of Egypt near Creal Springs,
passed away peacefully at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2008,
at his home.
He was born on April 4, 1948, in East St. Louis, the son of
John and Mamie (Rasin) Hurd.
Richard answered the call of this nation be enlisting into
the United States Navy on April 28, 1965. After nearly three
years of faithful service and his last assignment being aboard
the USS Newport News, he was honorably discharged on
February 29, 1968.
He was united in marriage to Connie Foust on August 24, 1974,
in Caseyville and together they have shared over thirty four
years of marriage.
For several years Richard worked as a truck driver and recently
he and his family bought the restaurant, Sit a Spell, located
at the Lake of Egypt.
He was of the Catholic faith. When he was not working he
enjoyed outdoor activities especially fishing, hunting, four-
wheeling, gardening, hot rods and was a fan of Dale Earnhardt
and NASCAR racing.
Richard enjoyed his family and the many times they were together.
The memories that were created will now be cherished by those
He is survived by his wife, Connie Hurd of the Lake of Egypt;
son and daughter-in-law Michael and Amy Hurd of Marion, two
step grandchildren, Tressa and Dakota Poole both of Marion;
two sisters and one brother-in-law, Leslie and Dale Tyberendt
of Plant City, Fla., and Carl Taylor of Caseyville, other
extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Thomas
Arrangements for Richard have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds
Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion, IL 62959. The visitation
for the family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 23, 2008, at the funeral home. The funeral service for
Richard Hurd will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008,
at Wilson- McReynolds Funeral Home with Rev. Stacy Tate presiding.
Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery of Mt. Vernon.
In memory of Richard Hurd, the family has requested memorial
contributions made to the ALS Association, an association focused
on helping those with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Memorial contributions envelopes will be available at the funeral
home or may be mailed in care of the Wilson-McReynolds funeral Home,
P.O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959.
For additional information or to leave an online condolence or
memory for the family, please visit our website www.wilson-
mcreynolds.com or call 618-993-2131.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson