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Willie “Wil” Hurd

Willie “Wil” Hurd, 44, of Solon, died on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Celebration of life services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Full military rites were conducted by Iowa Honor Guard. Visitation was Friday at Brosh Chapel.
He was born Willie James Hurd, Jr., on Jan. 25, 1972, at Brakenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, to Willie James, Sr., and Ruth E. (Moore) Hurd. He graduated from Travis High School in Austin, Texas. Joined the United States Army after graduation. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. After returning from duty, he met Rachell N. Swise and had two daughters. He continued to serve by becoming an employee at the VA Medical Center, where he never met stranger who wouldn’t remember his infectious smile. He enjoyed being around people making people smile. He loved to be active in sports; softball, golf, camping, bicycling and recently riding his motorcycle and never missing his Texas Longhorns in any sport. Most of all he loved to spend time with his two girls, Pyeper and Ryelee. They were their Daddy’s biggest fans and he was their hero.
Wil is survived by his wife Rachell of Solon; his daughters Pyeper and Ryelee Hurd; his parents Willie, Sr., and Ruth Hurd, of Austin, Texas; his sister: Tuesday M. Hurd of Austin, Texas; his nephew: Nefta Fonseca, of Austin, Texas; his sons: Tristan K. Hurd, of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Deshawn Hurd, of Lampertheim, Germany.
Wil was preceded in death by his grandparents Howard and Marnette (Mays) Hurd, Lloyd Moore, Sr., and Eleanor (Shaw) Moore.
Memorials may be directed to Collins Community Credit Union in care of Wil Hurd and family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.