Obituary for Wade Richard Hurst, Sr.

Wade Richard Hurst, Sr., age 91 of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Richard was born on August 9, 1926 in Newbern, VA to the late Virginia Lee Chinault Hurst and John Samuel Hurst.  Richard was the owner and operator of Hurst Store in Dublin for over 37 years.  He was also a U.S. Navy veteran having served in WWII, and was a member of the Dublin United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear wife, Betty, of 69 years.  He is survived by two daughters, Priscilla Lilly and her husband Robert of Myrtle Beach, SC and Vicky Pennington and her husband Bobby of Chesterfield, son, Rick Hurst and his wife Gail of Radford.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Tim Lilly, Richie Hurst (Amanda), Robbie Hurst (Margaret), Misty Walke (Mark), John Lilly (Danna), Christy Lynn, Bradly Hurst (Becca), Betty Ann Byrd, and Brian Pennington (Natalie).  Also surviving are 15 great-grandchildren, Josh Byrd, Matthew Lynn, Zaccary Lynn, Justin Lefferts, Tori Estes, Blair Hurst, Abby Dillon, Grace Hurst, Alexa Lilly, Austin Eastwood, Kacy Lilly, Dylan Hurst, Sydney Edwards, Easton Pennington and Addison Pennington and Emily Hurst.  The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to their many close friends, neighbors and extended family for all of their care and support over the last few months, with a special thank you for his caregivers.  A special thanks to Fran Hurst, the Carilion Home Health Dept. and the neighbors at Peppers Ferry Villas.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Dublin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Hanshew, and Dr. Rev. Richard Patterson officiating.  Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to go to the Dublin United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 577 Dublin, Va 24084.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski.