Obituary for William B Hurlbert | Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd
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William B Hurlbert

July 27, 1931 ~ March 12, 2018 (age 86)

William “Bill” Hurlbert, 86, of Decaturville, TN passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at home.  He was born 27 July 1931 in Gaines Township, PA. William was the son of the late Winfred Charles and Frieda (Gansel) Hurlbert. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Janice (McCracken) Hurlbert.

Bill was a graduate of Gaines High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked numerous jobs during his life; farming, crop duster pilot, radio DJ, business owner, pastor and associate missionary. He and Janice owned and operated the Good News Bookstore in Wellsboro for many years.  After retiring from the bookstore, they were associate missionaries with UIM (United Indian Missions) in Glendale, Arizona for 12 years. They were members of the Charleston Baptist Church of Wellsboro.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Janice, is his sister, Patricia Bock of Gulfport, MS; sons: Stephen Hurlbert and wife, Robin of Decaturville, TN; Jeffery Hurlbert of Galeton, PA; Richard Hurlbert and wife, Dawn of Thornton, CO; and Ronald Hurlbert of Thornton, CO. Bill and Janice have numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Merle and Paul; sisters Wynona Lamos, Bernice Thompson, Nancy Zelinski and Lilian Bailey.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 from 10-11am at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. His funeral service will follow at 11:00 am, with Pastor Bradley Prouty officiating.  Burial will be at the Knowlton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charleston Baptist Church, 423 Dartt Settlement Rd; Wellsboro, PA 16901.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro, PA.

Donations may be made to:

Charleston Baptist Church
423 Dartt Settlement Road, Wellsboro PA 16901

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