Gary “Darryl” Hurd, 62, of Blue Springs, MO passed away on January 25, 2009.

Darryl was born on November 18, 1946 to Hugh & Letha Hurd in Berryville, Arkansas. Darryl served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany as a crane operator building air strips. Darryl loved fishing hunting, camping, and working on his yard, He worked as an auto body technician for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh, and a brother, Rodney Hurd.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey Hurd and daughter, Jennifer Hawkins, both of Blue Springs; grandchildren, Jamie Johnson, Independence, Mo, Courtney Hurd, Jevin Hawkins, Austin Hawkins, and Bret Hurd all of Blue Springs, Mo; mother, Letha Hurd; brothers, Lynn Hurd and Michael (Denise) Hurd; and companion, Shirley Arnold all of Independence, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Meyers Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10-11 am. Burial will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri where full military honors will be presented. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, 816.229.3276. Condolences and memories of Darryl may be shared with the family online at