April 25, 1948 ~ October 3, 2022

Born in: Roanoke, VA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Donald Wayne Hurley, 74, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Mr. Hurley was born April 25, 1948, in Roanoke, VA, to the late John and Mary Shreve Hurley. He served our country in the US Air Force as a Finance Officer, retiring after 20 years as Master Sergeant. More recently he worked as finance manager for several government contractors.

He is survived by his wife, Marlee Elgert Hurley; sister, Brenda A. Hurley; step-son Glenn Albrecht, grandchildren Allison, Leanna and Devan Hurley, sisters-in-law Deborah Santoyo and Brenda L. Hurley and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley Hurley, and a brother Johnny L. Hurley.

Funeral services with Air Force Honors will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.


Funeral Service: October 12, 2022 12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery Chapel
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Dear Marlee, we are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Don. He was a wonderful man with a quick wit and great sense of humor. I’ll always remember him being ready with a sharp joke and a laugh. He was a kind and loving partner to you and I know he will be missed greatly. Please know you are in our prayers during this difficult time of tremendous loss. With love and sympathy, the Whitlock Family

  2. It is so sad to say goodbye to our neighbor and friend, Don. We will miss seeing him tend to his beloved peonies that he transferred from his parents’ home in Roanoke, and he often would share the fragrant blooms with us. Our pup will miss getting belly rubs from him as he always beamed at the sight of her. We are grateful to have had many memorable times together with Don and Marlee.

  3. I’ve known Don for a long time. He used to live in the apartment above me with his son Brad before he married Marlee who is my best friend. Don was a good provider and a very nice person to know. I will miss him.

  4. We have known Don and Marlee for many years- even though we both retired from Ford and they eventually moved to Asheville- we have always tried to keep in touch. We were so saddened to hear of Dons sudden passing.
    Marlee you are in our every thought and prayers at this time- we are so sorry for what you are going through.

    Never forget all the wonderful memories you and Don shared together- no matter what he will always be in all our hearts and never forgotten
    David and Linda

  5. Dearest Marlee My Big Sis we are so very very sorry for your loss and sorry we could not be there may his love and devotion live on forever in your heart we love you so much RIP Don
    Dario & Renee


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