Dr. Irby J. Hurst Jr., 87, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away July 1, 2014. He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in New Orleans, La. He moved to Crystal River in 1991 from Tyler, upon his retirement as a physician/surgeon and associate professor of surgery at The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, during which he served as a flight surgeon.
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He is survived by his four daughters, Betty Jo (Larry) McNeely, Barbara (David) Thompson, Claire Gordon and Catherine (Pat) Navarre; and six grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River. Interment will follow in Crystal River Cemetery.
Strickland Funeral Home
1901 South Highway 19 Crystal River, FL 34429
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 8, 2014