James A. Hurd September 11, 1944 - February 10, 2020

James A. Hurd, 75, passed away February 10, 2020 in Fletcher, NC.  Jim lived in Munroe Falls, OH for 35 years before moving to the mountains last year with Renee, his wife of 36 years.

In addition to Renee, Jim leaves behind sons, William (Megan), Dr. Brent Myers (Dana); daughters, Lara Grimes (Kenny) and Mary Laney; nine grandchildren; close family members and friends; and his beloved dog, Bailey.

Jim worked at Zinc Engravers, Alsides, Inc. and later retired from the Hoover Company.  Jim enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, his delicious crop of blueberries, traveling with Renee to find new diners, dives, wineries and coffee shops, attending summer concerts, picnics, completing nature hikes, playing cards and reading.  Jim loved to travel and especially enjoyed celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary with Renee along the coast of California.

Per Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be no formal services.

Jim’s wish for all his friends and family-get out there, find all the delicious diners and dives and have fun!


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  1. cheryl k buie says

    Dear Renee – Mary just passed the sad news about Jim. I am so very sorry. The times I saw the two of you he was always so warm and friendly – like I had known him a long time. My heart goes out to you and pray that God eases your pain and gives you calm in this storm. Yours sounds like a very special relationship that not many get to enjoy in this life. Those memories will last.
    Sincerely, Cherry Buie