Julian P. Hurst

Published 8:05 pm Friday, March 31, 2023

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Julian P. Hurst of LaGrange, Georgia passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on March 30, 2023, at the age of 89. 

A loving family mentor, revered community member and loyal friend, Julian will be remembered for his career accomplishments and civic contributions, exceptional generosity and kindness, quick wit and devotion to his family. 

He was our family’s rock and the one that everyone went to for advice and comfort.

Julian had a way with words and was famous in our family for his touching blessings at holiday dinners. He also had a great sense of humor and the best laugh to go with it.

Julian was born on July 10, 1933, to Julia and Byron Hurst of Camilla, Georgia.

He attended Florida State University where he ran track and was President of Sigma Nu fraternity. While there he met the love of his life, Jane, and they would go on to share 66 wonderful years together.

Following college, he was stationed at Patuxent River, Maryland during his service in the Navy.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Byron Hurst and Frank Hurst.

Julian is survived by his wife Jane, his sister Alice, and his children, Price (Nancy) Hurst, Katherine (Joe) Monroe as well as five grandchildren, Garrett (Claire), Spencer (Kali) and Caroline Hurst, Janey (Connor) and Katie Morton.

He loved his family dearly and particularly had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren.

Julian was a member of the First Baptist Church on the Square for many years where he served as a Deacon. 

He was owner of WTRP Radio and the local Cable TV system and served on the board of Synovus Bank as well as the LaGrange Development Authority. He was also president of both the JC and Lions Clubs.

He was a lifetime golfer and enjoyed playing tennis.

The family wishes to express appreciation to Gina McGlamory, his longtime caregiver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church on the Square or Wellstar/West Georgia Hospice.

A funeral service to celebrate Julian’s life will be held at First Baptist Church on the Square on Saturday April 1 at 11 A.M. 

Family and friends will be received from 10 A.M. – 11 A.M.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30240 (706) 884-8636