Royce L. Hurdle

Published 7:15 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December 19, 2011

Royce L. Hurdle, 86, died Dec. 19, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Cora and Edward Lee Hurdle and was predeceased by brothers E.L. Hurdle Jr., Jordan R. Hurdle and Ray Hurdle. Mr. Hurdle was a charter member, trustee, and lifetime deacon of Wilroy Baptist Church and retired from Conrad Brothers as a construction superintendent at the age of 72.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine W. Hurdle; sons, Wayne and Pam Hurdle and Barry and Vickie Hurdle, all of Suffolk; and grandsons Ryan and Levi.

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A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 by Dr. Robert Carpenter and the Rev. Tim W. Rawls. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, Va., and other times at the home of Wayne and Pam Hurdle.

The family wishes to thank Sentara Hospice and Angela Wells of AmeriCare Plus. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the Wilroy Baptist Church Building Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be registered at