Jesse Lee Hurst, Jr., age 78, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born in Sunflower, MS, the second of 3 children, to Francis and Jesse Hurst, Sr. He leaves behind Ruth (Davis), his wife of 56 years; two sons, Keith (Lindelon) and B.T., four grandchildren, J.R., Raelyn, Wyatt and Tyler; a brother, Roe and many nieces and nephews.
Jesse was in the U.S. Army before relocating to Pensacola, where he went to work for Lamar Advertising. He went on to own Gulf Coast Sign Company for 25+ years. He was an innovator in the local sign industry. Jesse was also a fixture at Liberty Lanes where he and Ruth enjoyed bowling. In retirement Jesse spent time with his grandchildren and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
A celebration of life service will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11 am at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery on Pensacola NAS at 1 pm. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 am.