James F. Hurst Jr.

Service Date: July 19, 2017
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Jim Hurst, 90, of Florence, Ky. passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Jim graduated from Holmes High School and attended the University of Cincinnati. After serving for 3 years in the U.S. Air Force, Jim had a successful 37year career with Procter & Gamble as a packaging engineer in the International Division where he travelled extensively in Europe and South America. Jim’s passion was flying.  He was an active member of CCSC Soaring Club for over 50 years.  He was a tow pilot, glider instructor, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, and past president at the Club with over 5000 logged flights.  He authored a student manual for flying gliders as well as several other manuscripts and newsletter articles.  He enjoyed playing and directing bridge at the Northern KY Bridge Club.  He and his wife Betty privately taught bridge as well.  Jim also loved music and played the piano and organ. He was a member of Mensa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Spenlau Ragan. He is survived by his wife, Betty Rust Hurst of 46 years, stepdaughter Patty Poncer Marks (Jim), and grandchildren, Dr. Katherine R. Marks and James Paul Marks III (Sezen). Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday July 18th at Linnemann Funeral Home, 30 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY.  Interment will be at Highland Cemetery on Wednesday July 19th. Memorial donations may be made to Fort Mitchell Baptist Church or Caesar Creek Youth Soaring Association (CCYSA )  6193 Marcus Ct, West Chester, Ohio 45069  Attn: Marybeth McManus  Checks payable to: CCYSA. Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, a lifelong learner and mentor to many.  He will be sorely missed.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

James F. Hurst Jr.


At your loss

Betty and family of Jim,

I want to offer my sympathy on the occasion of the loss of your husband and father. He was a very good man.

Stan Heck, Psy.D.