Leslie E. "Les" Hurd, 84 of Charlestown, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born July 27, 1929 in Newton Falls, Ohio to Hershel, Sr. and Elda (Eckert) Hurd. Les retired from Duracote Corp. in 1991 as an Inspector, was an active member of Charlestown United Methodist Church where he was a trustee for many years. Before his retirement he raised cattle, chickens and pigeons. After his retirement he made crafts and toys out of wood and would sell them at the consignment shop in Shalersville.
Survivors include in sons Norman E. of Jacksonville, FL and Clarence L. (Mary) Hurd of Diamond, OH, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and sister Betty Lou (Carl) Lane of Tallmadge. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Peggy in 2008 and brothers Hershel Jr. and Gale Hurd. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Charlestown Cemetery in Charlestown Township with Reverend Kim Barnett officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the Charlestown United Methodist Church or Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home Ravenna Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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I first want to offer my deepest sympathies for the passing of Les. I feel honored that he became my friend during his stay at Stow Glenn. I visit with my granddad every week and knowing I would also see Les always brought a smile to my face and heart. He spoke so often of his love for his family and wife. His faith in God inspires me and I know he is safe and in God's tender care. Still I shall miss him. God bless you.