Lee Nolan Hurley
1954 — 2014
CHARLOTTE — Mr. Hurley, 60, of Charlotte, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Keystone Mountain, Colorado, in a skiing accident.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte, by Father Frank O’Rourke, celebrant with inurnment immediately following at the Columbarium located at St. Matthew Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass.
He is survived by his wife, Alyce Robinson Hurley; sons, Mason Hurley, and wife, Melissa, of Charlotte, and Mitchell Hurley, of Lake Tahoe, California; and siblings, Lucretia Browning (Jim), of Pennsylvania, Lane Hurley (Pamela), of Virginia, and Lynn Winkler (Greg), of Florida.
Lee was born Jan. 30, 1954, in Asheboro. The son of the late Rev. John Bernard Hurley and Doris Dreibelbis Hurley, Lee spent his childhood growing up in Charlotte and Greensboro before his parents settled in Waynesville.
Lee graduated from Appalachian State University where he double majored in English and political science and received his master’s degree in political science. It was while working as a graduate assistant that he met the love of his life, Alyce. Lee and Alyce were married Dec. 27, 1980.
Lee had a passion for life. He was deeply spiritual and a generous person devoted to God and his family. He had a gift of storytelling.
After retiring, he was active in the Y Readers and prison ministries. He loved all kinds of music, Duke basketball, traveling, fishing, hiking, camping, running, golfing, snorkeling, and skiing. Cedarwood Country Club and the Senior Shankers were his home away from home.
Using his entrepreneurial skills and strong work ethic, he successfully owned and operated Steamatic of Metrolina for many years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Temple Christian Academy, 2905 Standridge Road, Anderson, SC 29625.
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