Erik Lee Hurst, born December 2, 1969, grew up in Chillicothe, Mo. He married his wife of twenty-three years, Theresa, on May 10, 1997. In 2000 the couple moved to Lawson where they raised their growing family. For the past twenty-seven years Erik provided for his family by serving on the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Troop A. He leaves the ranks as a Master Sergeant.
Erik, always a mover and a shaker, started and (sometimes) finished many projects over the years, spending time building, repairing, and turning deals on cars, tractors, and whatever caught his eye. Working with his hands was only one of his multiple skills. When he wasn’t changing the oil or dropping trees for firewood Erik was supporting his kids in whatever way he could: showing up to sports and recitals and always lending a supportive hand to proofread school work or just give advice.
More than a Trooper, a jack-of-all-trades, or even a father and husband, Erik found his identity as a Child of God and led his family through his faith. He lived his life to serve others and serve the Lord and was an example to his family and all who knew him of what it means to live sacrificially for the Lord. He returned Home to the Father on the morning of October 15, 2020 in his home and will live forever in Glory!
Erik is survived in death by his wife, Theresa; daughters, Allison, Hannah, Elaina, and Elizabeth; son, Nicholas; his mother and step-father, Judith and Wayne Siefert; father, Warren Hurst; sister, Tera Jones; and uncle, John Elliott; as well as other extended family members.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Carol Elliott; grandmother, Betty Elliot; grandfather, Stanley Hurst; and uncle, Gary Hurst.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Lawson Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2020, also at the church followed by graveside at Lawson Cemetery, Lawson, Mo. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be donated to the Lawson Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.
I am thinking of the whole family and you are all in my prayers.
I am so devastated hearing of Erik’s passing. I cannot imagine what you and your family must be going through. I was Erik’s scheduler at Westwood and he was one of the kindest people I have ever met in my life. My prayers go out to you and your family. He was a great man.
So sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Linda Hicklin Peterson
Our heart is broken for Erick’s amazing family. Erick and his family has been an incredible blessing your family. Erick you will be missed!
So sorry for your loss. I will miss his energy and his smile. He was such a good man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Erik was an amazing man and will be greatly missed.
Keith & Julie (Garrison) Elam
So very sorry for your loss. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
Brent and Michelle Mammen
So very sorry. Erik was a great man. May God comfort you in unexpected ways and bring you peace.
Cole & Connie Oliphant
The Lord comfort you and your children Theresa. Erik was a good man and we are so glad to speak and pray with you both a few months back. We are praying for you all.
Dan and Glory
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He will sadly missed by his friends and J&D.
Jim and Debbie Willis
I’m so sorry for the whole family’s loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this tough time.
Erik touched so many lives. Your family is so loved. Praying for comfort and peace in the months ahead!
Judy and Warren – I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. It’s just not right for children to go before their parents. Know that you are wrapped in the arms of the Lord through my love and prayers and the prayers of all who knew Erik and your family!
Diana Fick Travis
We are praying for your family daily. Erik will surely be missed. We know Erik heard “Well done good and faithful servant.”
Rick, Connie, Hunter, Nathaniel and Johnny.
I saw Erik’s photo posted and knew I knew his face. I worked with him in Gladstone while I was with the Hwy Patrol. I gave the driver’s test for the Patrol and always remember his humor and his love of sweets. We use to tease Erik about his big eye brow’s and how they would ‘come around the corner before he would’ haha. I am so sorry to hear he has passed. I pray for strength for all of you.
What a fine, kind and respected man in our community. His children are wonderful examples of the excellent father he was for their family.
Sorry for your loss.
William Lyle Beaird
We am so sorry for your loss. I just got the message from another relative. He is with the Lord, may you all have that comfort. I have often had it told to me that the child should not pass before the parent but unfortunately it is out of our control. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Lyle and Wilda Lewis
I was so sorry to learn of Erik’s passing.
He was always a class act and just a great all around guy.
In uniform, he was always a professional.
Our prayers are with your family.
So saddened to see this. I was Erik’s first grade teacher. I remember him as an extremely smart, caring little guy; a joy to have in my class!
So sorry to hear this, prayers for all of you, with deepest sympathy.
The Seal Family