James F. Hurley
James F. Hurley, 62, passed away April 13, 2019, at home.
James was born on May 17, 1956, in Kansas City. He was preceded in death by his mother Agnes C. Hurley, father James A. Hurley, and sister Marilyn A. Hurley. He is survived by his siblings Rita Moore (Bill), Dan Hurley (Donna), Betty Rankle (Terry), Sharon Hurley- Raab, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Jimmy attended St. Peters Grade School, Bingham, and Bishop Hogan High School where he took great pride in running track and building a variety of things in shop class. In his early years Jimmy took courses at Longview Community College and worked in multiple different fields starting in repairs at Missouri Sewing Machine Company and at Dave Smith The Lamp Maker. In Jim’s mid-twenties he took to the road as a truck driver where he later loved sharing stories about where he traveled and especially of the time he ran into Robin Williams at a comedy bar and offered him a beer; Robin said, “I’ll have a coke.”
Ultimately Jimmy was a very proud Union Carpenter who worked in construction with multiple groups throughout the Kansas City region including JE Dunn. He always said one of his highlights was helping build the Sprint Center in downtown KC. Jimmy used his skills to help friends and family with remodeling, painting, all sorts of repair, and even designed some of the projects himself. Though it was not all Jim excelled at, he had a talent to be proficient at any task he was given when it came to repair and working with his hands.
Jimmy loved spending time with his family, friends, and animals. He loved music, singing, art, dancing, cooking, helping others, and being the life of the party. Jim preferred the fun in life and loved to bring others to smile along with him. Visitation will be at 10 am on Friday May 17, at St. Peter’s Church, 701 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131. Mass will be held at 11 am and a celebration of his life with a reception following at noon.