Charles Hurt's funeral will take place Saturday

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonabout 5 years


On Friday, former Kentucky basketball star Charles Hurt passed away at the age of 55 after a long battle with leukemia. According to the Herald-Leader, funeral services for Hurt will take place Saturday at Shelby County High School. The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Hurt will be buried at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Hurt, a native of Shelby County, played at UK from 1979-1983, scoring 786 points, grabbing 496 rebounds, and dishing out 104 assists in 124 games. He was drafted 134th overall in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA Draft by Milwaukee. In 1987, he gave up his basketball career to join the Army, serving in Germany, Kuwait, Korea, and Saudi Arabia before returning home to Shelby County in 2012 to become an assistant basketball coach. [Herald-Leader]

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