Charles Edward Hurt, 88, of Charleston, died February 7, 2019 at home. He was the son of the late John Franklin Hurt and Lillian Grace Hurt of Charleston. He was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and West Virginia University law school. He practiced law in Charleston for over 60 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He served as communication technician in a Beachmaster Unit in the United States Navy during the Korean War. At WVU he was a member of Phi Alpha Theta scholastic honorary, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity. He was a member of the West Virginia Bar since 1957; U.S. District Court Southern District WV 1957; U.S. Supreme Court 1959; South Carolina 1988 and U.S. District Court South Carolina 1992. He was a law clerk United States District Court, West Virginia 1957; Professor, Morris Harvey College 1959-1964; President, West Virginia Heart Association 1960; Director and Vice President of Elk National Bank 1977-1987; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; member, International Platform Association; member, West Virginia State Bar Judicial Improvement Committee; member, Federal Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; member, Municipal Beautification Commission of Charleston 1974-1992; Mason, Scottish Rite; Beni Kedem Shrine, Jesters; member, Charleston Rotary.
He was named in Personalities of the South; Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in the United States; Who’s Who in America; 2003 Man of the Year; Great Minds of the 21st Century; 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century; Inscribee, Wall of Tolerance.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Mary Jane Noonan and John F. Hurt.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hanly Hurt, son, John Hanly Hurt and daughter Sarah Long and son-in-law James Long, grandchildren Carrie, Charlie and Grace Long.
Service will be 11AM Tuesday, February 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1600 Kanawha Boulevard East with the Rev. Randolf Richardson officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Trinity’s Table, 1600 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25311.
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.