Tracy “Howard” Hurlburt, 82, passed away November 30, 2021, at his home in rural Sheldon MO.
Howard was born on April 14, 1939, in Denver CO to Tracy Cameron and Naoma Morris Hurlburt. He was the 5th of 7 children. His brother Harley Hurlburt and his sisters Vivian Clark, Elsie Lewis and Mitzi Knox all preceded Howard in death. He is survived by his brother Paul Hurlburt of Irwin MO and his sister Trish Hurlburt of Sheldon MO. He is also survived by wife, Janet; son Tracy Hurlburt and wife Kristi of Nevada MO and daughter Lori Malchow and husband Rod of Urbana MO. Howard has 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He served in the Army from 1961 – 1963 as an Auto Mechanic in the First Armored Division in Fort Hood, TX. His Division was deployed to Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After marrying Janet Shepherd of Wilderness MO on December 4, 1968, they left Colorado and moved to Sheldon MO in the summer of 1969. He worked as a carpenter in the Vernon County/Barton County region for 30 years. He rebuilt the stairway at Cottey College. He also worked on the original pool at Walton Park, and Finis Moss Library in Nevada, MO, the Lamar Middle School, and other projects to numerous to list.
Howard was a talented craftsman and enjoyed many hobbies including flintknapping, wood carving, and scuba diving. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.
No services are planned at this time. A family memorial will be planned at a later date.
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