Clyde Hurst

Clyde Hurst, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on May 9, 2024. He was born in Loco Township on March 7, 1931, and graduated from Velma Alma High School. Clyde proudly served his country in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. During his service, he worked as a tail gunner and was involved in midflight refueling operations in the Korean war. He also spent 4 years in the Air Force Reserve.

Following his military tenure, Clyde ventured into the oil field industry in Baker, Montana, where he met the love of his life, Milly Heiser. They shared a beautiful bond and were married on November 9, 1956. When asked what the happiest moment of his life was, Clyde replied “the day I married Milly”. After over 30 years in the oilfield, Clyde returned to Oklahoma.

An enthusiast of various hobbies, Clyde found joy in fishing and golfing, particularly alongside his brothers. He was also passionate about gardening, boasting an impressive yield of produce which he generously shared with others. He cherished the thrill of “treasure-hunting” at yard and garage sales. At the age of 89, he welcomed his first dog, “Louie,” into his life, further enriching his days.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Garrett Hurst, his infant sister, Betty Jean Hurst; his infant son, Kelly Hurst; his wife, Milly; and his brothers: Billie Joe Hurst, Raymond Hurst, and GN Hurst. He is survived by his children: Lynn Todd of Gillette, WY, Laurie Hurst of Hastings, OK, and Gary Hurst of Katy, TX. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Kyle Todd, Larissa Hurst, Derrick Lamb, Tyler Hurst, William Nokes; and his 6-year-old, great-grandson, Brycen Campiche. He shared a very close relationship with many of his nieces and nephews.

A family visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home in Duncan, Oklahoma. Funeral services will take place at Whitt Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 14, at 2:00 P.M. Following the funeral, a graveside service with military honors will be conducted with tent and chairs provided in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers are Randy Grossart, Larissa Hurst, Kyle Todd, Ralph Hurst Jr., Dale Hurst, and Joshua Hurst. All are welcome to gather at the house at 185538 Mulberry Lane to honor Clyde’s memory and celebrate his remarkable life.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to all the caregivers who helped with Clyde.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made in Clyde’s name to Tunnel To Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or online at