Rodney Wayne “Rod” Hurt, 63, of Holden, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. Rod was born on March 5, 1958 in Warrensburg, MO, the son of John Sidney Hurt and Marilyn Joyce (Giersch) Hurt.
Rod lived his entire life in Holden. He was a member of the Holden High School graduating Class of 1976. “Motors and Racing – isn’t that the game?” From a very young age, Rod’s nickname became “Wheel.”
The roar of anything with a motor and moving parts have been a constant fascination for Rod, even before he could walk.
Every toy with wheels or a motor was immediately dismantled just to see it work.
After high school, Rod earned his SAE Master Mechanic Certification, then put his skills to work at Lee’s Summit Small Engine Repair, Olathe Service Center, running ARS Automotive, as well as Third Street Garage.
Rod was known as a “Doctor of Automobiles” and he was a Master Auto Mechanic.
Rod married Margaret Kay McCoy in Miami, Oklahoma on April 22, 2002.
He attended church at the Holden Baptist Temple.
He was a member of the Holden Masonic Lodge #262, a member of the Wyoming Chapter #43 Royal Arch Masons, as well as a member of the York Rite Bodies.
He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Ararat Shrine Temple, Past Master (several times) of the Holden Masonic Lodge #262, and a member of the Holden Jaycees.
Among other close family and friends, Rod was preceded in death by his father, John Sidney Hurt; one brother, Sidney Eugene Hurt; one grandchild, Melaina Young; and his grandmother, Maurita Woods; as well as cherished friends, Michael “Dub” Dubriel and Ed Allgood.
He leaves to carry on – his wife of 18 years, Margaret Kay Hurt of Centerview, MO; his son, Aaron Wayne Hurt of Centerview, MO; his mother, Marilyn Joyce Hurt of Holden, MO; two daughters, Allison Niccole Cantrell and husband, Taz of Osceola, MO and Vickie Sue (Hurt) Hutchison and Kenny Snider of Centerview, MO; one brother, William Christopher Hurt and wife, Dawn of Raymore, MO; one half-brother, Terry Lynn Hurt of Holden, MO; two sisters, Marilyn Yvonne “Sissy” Hurt of Holden, MO, Cynthia Suzanne Carboneau and husband, Bill of Lee’s Summit, MO; one half-sister, Maurita Eileen McCarty of Oklahoma; and five grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO. Funeral services with Masonic Rites will be held at 6 p.m. following the visitation on March 31, 2021 at the funeral home, with Pastor Rod Albert officiating. Pallbearers will be Taz Cantrell, Kenny Snider, Mason Young, John Carboneau, Acea Huskey, Mitchel Young and Bobby Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers are Brethren of the Holden Masonic Lodge #262 and Companions of the Wyoming Chapter #43 Royal Arch Masons.
We ask that those attending please follow CAC guidelines by practicing social distancing and wearing a face mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Online Condolences may be left at www.castfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO.