Hurschel Wesley Carey, 92, loving husband, father and grandpa, Augusta, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
For the last four years he put up a courageous battle with health issues and always kept a smile in the face of adversity. At the same time he was the strength of the family.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1; funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, both at Gracepoint Assembly of God Church, 3626 N. Ohio, Augusta. Interment will follow on Monday at 3 p.m. in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt, Kan.
Hurschel was born Oct. 20, 1921, to Frank James and Nevada Florence (Lathrom) Carey in Wichita Falls, Texas. He graduated from Humboldt High School and also attended trade schools. He served his country during World War II and received a purple heart and a bronze star. He married Virginia Pauline Warwick on March 15, 1946, in Coffeyville, Kan. Hurschel retired as a superintendent from natural gas and oil pipeline companies which took him and his family to Kuwait Asia, Alaska, and all across the United States. After retirement he owned and operated H & C Trucking Company. He also obtained his private pilot's license.
His survivors include: his son, Bob Carey; daughters and their husbands, Sherrie and Howard Johnson and Tammee and Randy Yates, all of Augusta; daughter-in-law, Tina Carey of Anthony, Kan.; a brother and his wife, Harry and Betty Carey of Chanute, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Mary Carey of Humboldt; three grandchildren, Michelle (David) Carr, Kevin and Justin (Emily) Carey; four great-grandchildren, Contessa, Austin, Katie and Chris, and one great-great-grandchild, Alexis Marie Carr.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, R.D. Sellers; spouse, Virginia; son, Harry Dean Carey; sister, Ruth Vaughn; and brother, Cecil Carey.
Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.