Richard Beryl Hurst died Thursday evening at his Brownsburg home. He was 83.
Born July 8, 1929, in Winchester, he was the only child of the late Joseph Hurst and Virginia Smith Hurst. He attended Dunkirk Schools and was a graduate of Hanover College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Mr. Hurst served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to '54 and spent nine months in Germany. He worked in personnel at Buehler Corp. from May of 1955 to June of '66, Indus Division of Carlisle Corp. from October of '66 to April of '74, and Standard Locknut in Carmel from May of '74 to February of '76. From 1977 to '90 he was a partner in Rimax, Inc., d/b/a Rugcrafters (a franchise for rug making, crafts, and needlework) at Washington Square Mall and Stitches at Speedway Shopping Center. After closing his stores, he worked for Kittles Furniture in Carmel as a sales representative until his retirement in 1994.
Max G. McMurtry is his surviving business partner and co-resident.
Mr. Hurst was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis.
Cremation is planned and there will be no services or calling.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 126 W. Georgia St., Indianapolis, IN 46225.
Online condolences may be made at www.matthewsmortuary.com.