Zane Harvey Hurst, 75, of Hoxie, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his residence.

He was born July 7, 1945, to Thomas Marvin and Sylvia Juanita Lacefield Hurst in Walnut Ridge. He was employed as a foreman with the Union Pacific Railroad for 27 years and served in the Army during Vietnam. Zane was of the Baptist belief and was an avid reader.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Melissa Hurst; brother, Silas Hurst; sisters, Theresa Parks, Bess Wilson, Eva Hurst and Rachel Broadway.

He is survived by his wife, Boonie McElrath Hurst of the home; sister, Esther Montgomery of Walnut Ridge; stepchildren, Jeff McElrath of Walnut Ridge, Tracy McElrath of Marion, Tony Miller of Illinois, Darris Miller of Walnut Ridge, Rick Miller of North Carolina, Sharon Calvin of Florida, and Vickey Wells of Earle; and a host of other family members and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 30, from 11 a.m. until noon at Cox Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, with the funeral following at noon. James Anderson will officiate. Interment will follow in Lawrence Memorial Park.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Gerald Hurst, Steve Tate, Chad Montgomery, Richie Montgomery, Richie Minton and David Hurst. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Blazer, Bugs Householder and Danny Hilburn.

An online guestbook is available at www.coxfh

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