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William Russell Hurley

November 13, 1935 - June 27, 2022

William Russell Hurley, 86, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. Born on November 13, 1935, in Petersburg, PA to the late W. Russell, Sr. and Leona Gable Hurley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Melissa Conrad and a son, Jonathan Hurley.

He graduated from Penn State University under the Naval ROTC Program and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Rockwell International in Seal Beach, CA in 1995 and moved to Bedford, VA. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Hurley; sons, Michael Hurley and wife, Cyndi, Kevin Hurley and wife, Judy, and daughter, Elizabeth Hurley, also 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a brother, Leonard Hurley and wife, Ethel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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I told Todd on Monday how he would talk about Uncle Laddie with so much love, respect and admiration, when we were first dating. When I finally met this "legend", I knew Todd had painted a very accurate picture. He was a special person to so many people and I'm honored to be among them. My thoughts are with all of you and prayers that Uncle Laddie is at peace and fully himself again in heaven. with love, Kristin

Posted by Kristin Lovell on June 30, 2022

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