John “Johnny” Hurst, 68, of Chapel Hill, N.C., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 16, 2011 after an extended stay in UNC Hospitals. He was born in Durham, N.C., on Oct. 12, 1942, and was the son of Leonard and Josie Hurst. He retired from the UNC General Storeroom in 2000.
Johnny enjoyed fishing and Carolina women’s softball and was a member of the Historic Speedway Group. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Elgie Crabtree Hurst, and a sister, Jean Herring of High Point, N.C.
The family received friends on Wednesday evening May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Robbie Crabtree in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.