Merritt Douglas Hurst

August 4, 1939 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 79)

Merritt Douglas Hurst

Age 79, of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the comfort of his home.  He was born on August 4, 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana to the late Murlin and Bernice M. (Merryman) Hurst. 

Prior to his retirement he was a Senior Vice President with Merchants National Bank.  Merritt enjoyed golf, tennis and pickleball; but his real passion was spending time with his family.  He enjoyed writing and had a piece of his work published in the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine; he also won a writing contest with the Marion County Public Library. 

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife Lucy Ann (Drummond) Hurst; daughters, Marlissa “Lissa” Jo Davis of Whiteland and Luann Rae Clark of Beech Grove; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David C. Hurst. 

Family and friends will gather Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Lauck & Veldhof Funeral & Cremation Services, 1458 S. Meridian St.  Services will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Loral Tansy officiating.  Cremation will take place following services.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Merritt’s memory may be made to Wheeler Mission Ministries.

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Donations may be made to:

Wheeler Mission Ministries
205 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46204,
Tel: 317-635-3575

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