Virgel “Pa” Ray Hurley, 88, of Quinlan went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services celebrating his life were held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Ingram Funeral Home with Pastor Rodney Williams officiating. Interment was immediately following at IOOF cemetery in Quinlan.
Serving as Pallbearers were Jason Frazier, Stevie Frazier, Kevin Palin, Steven Stone, Garrett Davis, Jason Buhrmann, Taner Renfro and Eli Attaway.
Hel was born on April 17, 1931 in Reilly Springs. He is the son of the late Horace Lee and Leo Gertrude Hicks Hurley. He was raised in Reilly Springs. He was employed at Austin Steel in Dallas for 44 years as a steel worker and he retired as a foreman in 1993. He married the former Miss Aletta Fay Shipp in 1961. They purchased a farm in Quinlan in 1965 where he continued farm work until he was called to his Heavenly home. He was a charter member of Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Quinlan where he served as a Deacon for many years and presently was serving as Chairman of Deacons at First Baptist Church of Quinlan. He was also a member of the Gideon Organization handing Bibles out in various local and area schools.
He was preceded in death by his father, Horace L. Hurley; mother, Leo Hicks Seymore; stepfather, Bill Seymore; brothers, H.L. Hurley, Leroy Phillips, and L.T. Hurley; grandson, Charles Buhrmann; and infant son, Steven Hurley. Hel was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa and mostly known as “Pa” to many.
He is loved and will be missed by his loving wife, Aletta; sons, Tim Frazier and wife, Glenda of Quinlan, and Terry Hurley and wife, Linda of Quinlan; daughters, Margaret Tipping of Greenville, Lisa Vincent and husband, Dan of Carrollton, and Cathy Stone and husband, Kenny of Quinlan; brothers, Rudolph Hurley and R.B. Hurley; sisters, Horace Lee Jackson and Mary Arnold all of the Dallas area; 13 grandchildren, Christina Wells, Charles Buhrmann, Amanda Attaway, Jason Frazier, Kevin Palin, Stephen Frazier, Danielle Vincent, Paige Vincent, Steven Stone, Kristel Cameron, Kellie Hood, Marcie Sloan and William Sloan; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.