Wendell Dwain Hurst, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Rosegate Village in Indianapolis.
Born February 4, 1929 in Shelby County, he was the son of Robert E. Hurst and Florence A. (Briley) Hurst. He married
D. Joyce (Darland) Hurst on April 10, 1953 and she survives.
Other survivors include children- Connie Jo Harris (husband Jeff) of Greenfield, Ron Dwain Hurst (wife Debbie) of Michigan,
Wendi C. Hurst (husband Larry) of Colorado; brother Doyle Hurst (wife Doris) of Waldron; brother-in-law Duane Lemmons of Shelby County;
caregiver Brittany Hart of Greenfield; 4 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and
sister Marlyn Lemmons.
Mr. Hurst was a lifetime resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1947. He had been a bus driver for
Shelby Central Schools for 41 years, and a lifelong self employed farmer. He was a member of Christian Biblical Church of God,
and was a US Army veteran.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with
visitation there Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of the service. Rev. Harvey Weaver will officiate, and burial will be in Forest
Hill Cemetery. A graveside military service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fisher House Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Wendell left behind some great school day memories of riding bus number 2. He greeted each child by name with a smile, and didn't put up with any nonsense on his bus.
We all got a treat at Christmas and the end of the year Dairy Queen stop endeared us to him forever.
Condolences on the loss of this wonderful man.
My vote for the best bus driver of all time. Always greeted all of our family onto his bus with a good-start-to-the-day greeting. This man created fond memories that have stuck with his kids all these years. Knowing you are passing along those good-hearted pleasantries to those you have reunited with is a bitter sweet moment for me. The angels have welcomed you with open arms....
Joyce & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing. We have such fond memories of Saturdays, dinners, and fun times with the two of you. Much love ❤️
My best wishes and sympathy to Joyce,Connie Jeff, Wendi, plus Doyle and Doris,and Duane and the rest of Wendell's extended family. I was so sorry to read of Wendell's passing. Although we haven't been in touch for several years, I haven;t forgotten the pranks Wendell liked to play on me. Another cousin, Gerald Briley, recently passed too and I am really sorry to lose my cousins. My heart goes out to all you in your sorrow.
Mr. Hurst was our bus driver throughout my high school years. The end of the school year always brought a stop at Dairy Queen and Christmas meant candy for each of us as we got off the bus. He was such a jolly, kind man who started and ended our school days on a positive note. I am sorry for your loss.
Wendell was my bus driver #2 all thru my school years and i will never forget the patience he had for so many kids. Very saddened to hear of his passing .
Sorry to hear of Wendall's passing. We knew each other for a number of years. My wife , Thelma passed on 11-12-16. So I know what you are going through. I will not be able to attend the funeral. Prayers are with you all.