Leonard Glenn Hurley, of Sarasota, Fla., died on Jan. 21, 2013. He was 86.
He was born in Ashe County on July 30, 1926, and was the son of the late Marie Davis Hurley and the late Leonard Lee Hurley.
Leonard served his country in the U.S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. He spent most of his working life in a career in carpentry, masonry and building in Ashe County. He continued pursuing these skills while residing in Sarasota. Leonard also enjoyed singing with Gospel trios and quartets. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Sarasota.
He is survived by his loving wife, Verda Mae Johnson Black Hurley of Sarasota; two sons, Daniel and Hayden Hurley of Ashe County; one sister, Laura Cleary of Metairie, La.; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. He also counted as dear and close friends, Elmer and Jean Cousins of Sarasota.
The interment with full military honors was held Jan. 28, 2013, at Sarasota National Cemetery.