- [S27] The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com/, (Blount County, Tennessee), 22 Jun 2008.
Jerry C. (Boots) Hurst, age 81, of Maryville, joined his wife, Muriel Hurst, in their heavenly home on Friday June 20, 2008. Jerry was a long-time coach for Little League, softball, basketball and boxing. Retired from United Airlines in 1982, he served with U.S. Navy in Bainbridge, Maryland. He was preceded in death by parents, Pleas and Flora Hurst; wife, Muriel Hurst; 10 brothers and sisters. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Jim Radle; grandsons, Brad and Daniel Radle; several nieces and nephews. Chapel service will be on Sunday 3 p.m., Sherwood Memorial Chapel with Rev. Greg Long officiating, Military honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m., prior to the service. Interment in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Boys Club of Blount County, 241 Currie Ave., Maryville, TN, 37804, of which he was co-founder. At the end of the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at the daughter's home.