Steven A. Hursey, 62, of Palmer, Alaska, formerly of Glenford, passed away November 11, 2014, at the Willow Haven Care Center in Zanesville, after a brief illness.
Steven was born October 13, 1952, in Zanesville, the son of Glen A. and Bonnie J. (Campbell) Hursey of Glenford.
He graduated in 1970 from Sheridan High School and the Heath Vocational School while working as a skilled draftsman for Travco Motor Homes. Steven moved to Alaska in 1972 to pursue the “Last Great Frontier”. He worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, in the oilfields of the North Slope and Cook Inlet, and various jobs on the Aleutian Islands to name a few. Steven was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt, fish, pan for gold and hunt for fossils in the mountains. He loved to share stories about the great state of Alaska with anyone who asked or was willing to listen.
In addition to his parents, Steven is survived by a step-daughter, Claire Hursey of Palmer, Alaska; a brother, Gary (Connie) Hursey of Zanesville; two nephews, Ty (Denita) Hursey of Norwich and Ross (Kelsey) Hursey of Katy, TX; a niece, Logan (Aaron) Bates of Thornville; a great-nephew, Easton Hursey of Norwich; and a great-niece, Jolene Hursey of Katy, TX.
Services were held November 17, 2014, at the Mt. Perry United Presbyterian Church, Mt. Perry, Ohio, where Steven was a member most of his life, with the Rev. Beth Bateson officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Perry U.P. Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Sheridan High School, 8725 Sheridan Rd. N.W., Thornville, Ohio 43076, c/o the Glen Hursey Scholarship Fund in Steven’s name. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com