Thomas William Hurley Sr.,95
Thomas William Hurley, Sr., 95, died November 2, 2014 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am, Saturday, November 8, at Sacred Heart Church. Visitation will precede the service at 10:00 am at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
He was born May 25, 1919 in Sedalia to Thomas Aloysius and Irene Riley Hurley. He attended Sedalia schools and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. On July 3, 1942 he married Marcella Coppers who preceded him in death after 66 years of marriage. After service in the United States Army Corps of Engineers in World War II, he returned to Sedalia and began a career as an electrical contractor and President of Queen City Electric Company from which he retired in 2000. Prominent in civic activities, Mr. Hurley also served many years as trustee of Sacred Heart Parish of which he was a lifelong member.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Anne Hurley Cooney, and his brother, Edward J. Hurley.
He is survived by his daughters Ellen Patrice Hurley Turner and son-in-law Blake Turner, Mary Kathleen Hurley Morton and son-in-law Greg Morton, Mary Maureen Hurley and fiancé Dale Chapman; sons, Thomas William Hurley, Jr. and daughter-in-law Margaret Clossick Hurley, Michael Shannon Hurley and daughter-in-law Josephine Antoine Hurley, John Anthony Hurley, Daniel Edward Hurley and daughter-in-law Jennifer Tedrow Hurley.
Other family members include grandchildren Alice Kerry Hurley, Thomas Shannon Hurley, Brian Riley Hurley, Meghan Kate Turner Wells and husband David Wells, Patrick Thomas Turner and wife Amy Turner, Molly Erin Turner, Brendan Jeffrey Hurley, Conner Patrick Hurley, and Casey Anne Hurley; great-grandchildren Annie Katherine Turner and Thomas Riley Turner; step-grandchildren Parrish Antoine and wife Bernadette, and Sloan Antoine McDonald and husband Kenny; and a step-great-granddaughter Skyler Wooldridge.
Also surviving are nieces Carol Cooney Fischer and Colleen Cooney Geihm and many loving cousins.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
His life was gentle, and the elements
so mixed in him that Nature might stand up
and say to all the world: “This was a Man!”
His family was his life.