Jack Edward Hurrelbrink was born on February 16, 1929 in Newport, Kentucky. He was the fifth of six children, the youngest son born to Jacob Edward Hurrelbrink and Annie Reese Hurrelbrink.
He was married for 65 years to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Gloria Marshall Hurrelbrink and was father of two children: Cindy Jean Hurrelbrink Peak and Jay Edward Hurrelbrink. Another child graced his home for many years and was considered part of the family, Dana Matthew Dixon.
He was a 1947 graduate of Newport High School and later obtained an Associate’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Electrical Engineering. He proudly served in both the US Army during the Korean War and the Navy Reserves. Most of his career he worked at Fischer Special Manufacturing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio and later in Cold Spring, Kentucky where he was a screw machine operator.
He loved playing golf, but his passion for the last 15 years of her life was caring for his wife who suffered from Dementia. His steadfast devotion and love to her was a testimony of the vows he took with her; he meant every word: for better and worse, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, from this day forward, till death do us part. She left this earth two and a half years before him, but he remained devoted to her until the very end.
He lived most of his life in his hometown of Newport, Kentucky, but also lived for a short time in Florence, Kentucky; and the final 22 years he resided in Melbourne, Florida. He traveled extensively across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Bob Peak, his son and daughter-in-law Jay and Melissa (Hobbs) Hurrelbrink, two grandchildren Jillian Marie and Justin Edward Hurrelbrink, and his sister-in-law, Dona Lee Hurrelbrink. He was predeceased by: his wife Gloria Marshall Hurrelbrink; his parents Jacob Edward and Anna (Reese) Hurrelbrink; his siblings Thelma and Joseph Scales, Edward and Dorothy Hurrelbrink, Frank and Betty Hurrelbrink, Cliff Hurrelbrink, and Shirley Hurrelbrink; his parents-in-law James Emmett and Leona Locke (Wilson) Marshall, and his brothers- and sisters-in-law Nelda Virginia Marshall, James Emmett Marshall, Carolyn Marshall, and Robert and Betty Marshall. He was the loving uncle to Greg Marshall, Kim (Marshall) Digennaro, Tracey (Marshall) Banks; Mike (deceased), David (deceased), and John Scales; Steve, Rick, Danny (deceased), and Ray Hurrelbrink; Rodney, Victor, Frank (deceased), Edward, Peter, and David Hurrelbrink; and Lyn (Hurrelbrink) Hood.
Services will be held at Community Church of God, 455 Audubon Dr., Melbourne, FL on Sunday the 4th of February, 2018 (visitation from 2-3 pm, service at 3pm), and visitation at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, 822 York Street, Newport, Kentucky on Friday the 9th of February, 2018. He will be entombed at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Kentucky on Saturday the 10th of February, 2018.