Obituary – Hurt, Homer Laird

Class of 1918

1918 PeromaHomer Hurt
Homer Hurt

Editor-in-Chief of Peroma, Senior Quartette, Glee Club, High School Press-Reporter, Base Ball, Orchestra.

“And still we gazed, and still our wonder grew,
That one small head could carry all he knew.”

Homer Laird Hurt

January 12, 1898 – August 4, 1972

Homer Hurt, 74, Oklahoma City resident and long-time chief counsel of Douglas Aircraft plants in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, died Friday, August 4, 1972, at Presbyterian Hospital.

A native of Liberty, Mo., Hurt was the son of Rev. Minor Benjamin and Anna Belle (Laird) Hurt. He graduated from Perry High School in 1918 and attended the University of Oklahoma on a voice scholarship. While in college he participated for two seasons with the White and Meyers Chautauqua company. He received his LLB from OU in 1922.

He served two terms as county attorney in Pauls Valley and served as an assistant to a State Supreme Court judge prior to World War II.

He was chief counsel for Douglas in Tulsa from 1950 to 1966 and in Oklahoma City from 1966 until his retirement in 1968.

He had served on the legislative committee of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and at one time was listed in Who’s Who in America.

He was a former chairman of the board of deacons and had been active in the music department at First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his wife, Early (Black) Hurt; a son, Bob Hurt, sports columnist for The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Crawford, Rockledge, Fla.; two brothers, Joe, Edmond, and Army Col. (Ret.) Bill Hurt, Gig Harbor, Wash., and two sisters, Mrs. Jim O’Neal, Shawnee, and Mrs. Roland Fanton, San Diego, Calif.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with entombment in Rose Hill Mausoleum. Memorial may be made to the First Baptist Church.