Edward Hurt, 78, of Shawnee, died Monday, March 25, 2019, in a local hospital.

Edward “Eddie” Hurt III, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019.

Eddie was born on March 7, 1941, in Shawnee to Eddie Jr. and Francis Lucille (Harris) Hurt.

He graduated from White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with the class of 1959. He then went to Oklahoma Baptist University. Eddie completed his education at California Baptist College in Riverside, California.

Eddie married Donna Gayle Horton on June 4, 1961, in Shawnee.

Over the years Eddie split his time between education and law enforcement. He was a school teacher. He also coached basketball at California Baptist College. Eddie also worked as a probation officer and a deputy sheriff.

He was a sports enthusiast and he particularly loved OU football; he also enjoyed cars and motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Eddie is survived by his wife: Gayle Hurt of the home; daughters and sons-in-law: Donna and Danny Peters of Riverside, California, Terri and Nathan Hicks of Riverside, California, and Venetia Fornea of Riverside; grandchildren: Zachary Peters, Mitchell Peters, Shannon Hicks, Alison Hicks, Katherine Hicks, Alexa Barredo and Cole Barredo; sister and brother-in-law: Martha and Ben Bryant of Memphis, Tennessee; and a host of family and friends.

There will be a visitation Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Service.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Shawnee First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.