Denzil “Denny” Hursh, age 71 of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in Cox South Hospital. He was born September 26, 1940, at Chadwick, the son of Richard and Lillie (Pruitt) Hursh. On September 10, 1961 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Cobb and this union was blessed with a son and daughter.
Denny was a well-known Ozark business owner and longtime Christian County resident. He led an actively busy and varied life. For more than 26 years, Denny was a member and deacon at Mentor Baptist Church and most recently a member of Victory Baptist Church. He owned the Ozark Headliner from 1967 to 1979 and served on Ozark Chamber of Commerce and served as a member of Ozark City Council. During the 1960’s, and by invitation only, Denny was appointed to be a member of the Shifters Car Club and enjoyed working with the Ozark Drag Strip. Today, Denny will live on in the memory of his family and through the lives of others benefiting from his gift of life through his generous organ donation.
Denny is survived by his wife Bonnie, son Rich Hursh and wife Patty of Nixa, daughter Darla Ulrich and husband Mike of Ozark; two grandchildren Colby Hursh and Brady Workman; two step-grandchildren Brad Emory and Brandi Gump; two great-grandchildren Denzil Workman and Emma Gump; three nieces, several loving extended family members and many amazing friends. The family request donations in Denny’s honor to American Diabetes Association, 1944-A Sunshine, Springfield, Mo 65804.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Robert Long officiating. Burial will follow in Chadwick Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8p.m. Monday in the funeral home. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com