He was born Jan. 20, 1951, the son of the late Estel C. and Carrie Louise (Ward) Hurley. He was a native of Greeneville.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee with bachelor’s and master of business administration degrees and received a doctorate of education from East Tennessee State University in 1993. He served as vice president of finance and administration at Cleveland State Community College, retiring in 2009. He previously worked at Northeast State Technical Community College in Blountville.
He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Cleveland. He served as Cleveland District lay leader and on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for the church.
He loved music and he sang in the First United Methodist Church Choir and Vocal Rhapsody at Cleveland State Community College. He also volunteered at Cleveland/Bradley County Federal Credit Union and the United Way.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Bullock Hurley; children: Josh Hurley, Matt (Brandy) Hurley, Allison Corbett and Shawn Corbett; grandchildren: Xavier Hurley, Bettie, Miles, Izabella, Reagan and Charley Corbett; sister, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Bowling; uncles: Bobby Kirk and Ivan (Linda) Ward; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland with Pastor Tim Bracken officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with United Methodist Men at First United Methodist Church serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church prior to the service.
Memorials can be made to the Choir Fund or United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church or to a charity of your choice.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hurley family guest book at www.grissomserenity.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Grissom-Serenity Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Mark S. Grissom, funeral director.