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“So sorry for your loss. George was a kind and caring man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Nancy & Kevin Terpening - IL

“Deepest sympathies to your family for your loss. George always had a smile and a kind word. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Myrl Gray - williamsfield, IL

“Geoffrey and family, Your father will be greatly missed. He had been there for so many funerals I attended, a lot of them were my family. His smile i...Read More ยป
3 of 3 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Stickle) Dennis - IL


GEORGE WILSON HURD JR of Knoxville, IL died July 16, 2018 at the age of 78. A licensed funeral director for 57 years, he worked for funeral homes in Moline, Geneseo, Havana, Port Byron, Bloomington and Woodhull before purchasing the Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson and the Hendricks Funeral Home in Oneida in 1978, the Martin-Trumbold Funeral Home in Knoxville in 1979, and Root Funeral Home in Maquon in 1994, all of which were operated as Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes. He was a sexton of the Knoxville Cemetery at the time of his death, and helped organize and served as both director and EMT for the tri-county ambulance service in Henry, Mercer and Knox counties. A graduate of the Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he served on the Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science board and was a member of the Oneida Cemetery Association.