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Dan Fowler Hurley

March 31, 1933 — July 10, 2020

Dad, Papa Dan, Uncle Dan, Chainsaw Dan, Sweeper Dan, Mr. Saint Paul, Dan Hurley left his vacation here on earth last night, July 10, 2020 he was taken to sit at the right hand of Jesus. He joined his wife in a glorious hug and beard free kiss after being apart 10 years. Fred and Joy, his parents, are more than delighted to be reunited with their only child. Being an only child. Poppy, Granny and the Johnson Clan had warm welcomes in heaven too. Let us remember some good friends that he is shaking their hands off about now also: Paul Milburn, John Welburn, Larry King Derryberry, Mr. Allen and others.

There will be no funeral per COVID. Memorial of some sort, possible, not immediate. Skies are gray with thunder rumbling in the distance, literally. Dad was sad to leave but he always knew what was best. He is jumping in restored health saying his farewell. I can’t thank everyone, our tribe, enough for all that you have done for us! Love, Hugs and Peace.

Dan Fowler Hurley passed from this life Friday, July 10, 2020. He was born March 31, 1933 in Oklahoma City to Helen B. Hurley and Fred F. Hurley. Dan grew up in Oklahoma City, graduated from Old Classen High School, attended Oklahoma A & M one year, then graduated from Oklahoma University in 1955.

In Oklahoma City Dan worked as a stockbroker for Harris Upham and A.G. Edwards. Following his employment as a stockbroker, he worked for Fidelity National Bank, which is now Bank of Oklahoma. In 1963 he married Lynn Marie Johnson of Hobart, Oklahoma. In 1973 they, along with their son and daughter, moved to Shawnee where Lynn was born. Dan worked for American National Bank as a trust officer. After several years with the bank, Dan entered the home building business to build fine homes. During this time he developed Oakridge Estates on East MacArthur following the oil industry collapse. Dan went back to banking as vice president and trust officer at First State Bank, Shawnee. He remained there as head of their trust department until his retirement. He was a devoted and active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where he served as board chairman and many other various committees. Other organization boards which he served were South Central Industries, Salvation Army Advisory Board, American Red Cross, Shawnee Homebuilders Association and the Kiwanis Club.

Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lynn.

He is survived by his daughter, Cyndy Daniel, and his son, Chris Hurley, grandchildren: Zachary & Kim Lynch, Joseph & Stormy Lynch, Aaron Lynch, Stephanie Hurley, Rebecca Smith and Daniel & Christine Hurley, great-grandchildren: Amelia Lynch, Lilly Lynch, Penelope Lynch, Tucker Lynch, Khloe Lynch, Hailey Lynch, Gage and Collin Smith.

Memorial donations may be made in Dan’s name to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 301 N. Beard, Shawnee, OK 74801 or Salvation Army, 200 E. 9th St., Shawnee, OK 74801.

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Growing up in dad’s hand walking the walk talking the talk to our father’s house growing up in dad’s hand wind wisping through my hair smiling from ear to ear sailing into the sunset waves a wiggling tummy is a giggling growing up in dad’s hand who’s behind the lanky man thumb sucking holding that blanky in the same hand Lashes batting feeling safe inside growing up in dad’s hand ~ by Dan’s Daughter

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