More detail on this person: Major Hoyt B. Hurt, USAF (Retired), 81, of Lake Park died Wednesday,
April 1, 2015 after a lengthy period of declining health. He was born April 11, 1933 in Chicago,
Illinois but had lived in Lowndes County for the better part of his life after retiring from a
distinguished career in the United States Air Force. A Command Pilot, Major Hurt was a decorated
Rescue helicopter pilot who participated in life saving missions both at peacetime at home in the
United States and abroad. He also flew over fifty combat missions in Southeast Asia during the
Vietnam Conflict. He was an Elder in the Twin Lakes Presbyterian Church. His parents were the late
Hoyt B. Hurt, Sr. and Gertrude Ester Hurt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Ann Hurley
Major Hurt was a member of several organizations which included: The Valdosta Yacht Club (Past Commodore), member and certified Senior Race Officer in the United States Sailing Association, The Retired Officer's Association, Gator Flight #58-Order of Daedalians, P. O.E.T.S., the Air Force Association, USAF Helicopter Pilots Association, the Pedro Rescue Helicopter Association, the Air Rescue Association, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, The Tahiland-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood, Veteran of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, The Silver Wings Fraternity and The Golden Strummers.
Survivors include his son, Hoyt B. Hurt, III of Lowndes County, his daughter and son in law, Terry Hurt Batdorf and Patrick Batdorf of Ft. Worth, TX., his three grandchildren; Melanie Taylor Batdorf, Patrick Samuel Batdorf and William Robert Batdorf. The family will receive friends on Saturday beginning at 11am-12pm at the Twin Lakes Presbyterian Church with a memorial service to follow with Rev. John Akers officiating. A private burial will be held at Lake Park Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Twin Lakes Presbyterian Church or to the Presbyterian Home in Quitman, Georgia. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. McLane Lakewood Funeral Home of Lake Park.
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