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William Douglas Hurley


William Douglas Hurley, 71, of Bellefontaine, passed away at his residence Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.

He was born in Bellefontaine on July 15, 1942, to the late Floyd Almer and Dorothy Ann Fortney Myers Hurley. He also was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Brian Prall, and two nieces.

On Aug. 2, 1966, he married the former Susan Doreen Brown and she survives, along with their daughters, April D. (Chris) Walker and Amy D. (Eric) Trapp, both of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Kelly Sue Maddox and Thomas Keaton Snapp, both of Bellefontaine; a sister, Bernice A. (Fred) Larmore of Bellefontaine; sisters-in-law, Rena (Tim) Turner of Florida, Eulaine (Ralph) Henman of Indiana, Denise Phillips and Beth (David) Barns, both of Belle Center, Erica Prall and Arleen (Stacy) Shirk, both of Bellefontaine, Marla (Dan) Green of Rushsylvania and Holly (David) Collins of Huntsville; a brother-in-law, Brian (Sharon) Brown of Bellefontaine; and 18 nephews; 20 nieces; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Bill worked for the Bellefontaine Police Department for 29 years and was the bailiff for the Logan County Juvenile Court for five years.

A 1960 Bellefontaine High School graduate, he attended the First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine. Bill was an U.S. Army veteran from 1967 to 1969, serving in the Vietnam War.

Bill believed love was the most important thing and would solve all the earth’s problems. He so enjoyed family and friends and all who joined his backyard campfires. He loved to share memories with all friends in the law enforcement community.

Pastor Ed Beale officiates a service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine, where visitation is two hours prior.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; and Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 277, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at

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