Derek Wayne Hurst


Derek Wayne Hurst, age 40 of Cabot died in an accident in his home town of Cabot on December 1, 2021.  Derek was very involved with the Church of Christ in Cabot.  He loved movies and had parts in movies with Billy Bob Thornton, Ashley Judd, and Joaquin Phoenix.  He loved his scooter, going bowling and skating, and spending time with his niece and nephews.

Derek is survived by his parents, David and Gay Hurst of Cabot; his sister, Erica Sharp and husband, James Roach; his niece, Madalyn Sharp and his nephews, Logan and Landon Hurst.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Bonnie Rieke and K.Y. and Mable Hurst.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Hazen Church of Christ.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Hills Cemetery near Cabot.

5 thoughts on “Derek Wayne Hurst”

  1. Derek was a neighbor who visited my home almost daily when I lived in Hazen. He brought joy & laughs to Larry & me with a smile. His greeting was always the same. What’s up? He was so proud to be in the Johnny Cash movie I walk the line with his dad. His passion for wrestling and the Arkansas Razorbacks was evident from the stories he shared. Derek was special. Prayers to David, Gaye, Erica & families.

    Joyce Madar
    Cumming, Georgia

  2. So very sorry for your loss. Everyone loved Derek dearly. It did not matter where he saw me, he would always come over and speak. He loved it when our second graders would come to the movie theater in Stuttgart. He was one of the sweetest and kindest boys ever. He will certainly be missed. Love and many prayers to Derek’s family. May the Lord wrap HIS loving arms around you and give you the strength and comfort that only HE can.

  3. I met Derek a few years ago when I bought a fish cooker from him.
    A friendship was kindled right off. We crossed paths occasionally mostly on Facebook but a friendship non the least. Was saddened upon hearing this news. I would like to offer my prayers of comfort to his family and friends during this time of sadness. God Bless you all.

  4. Derek was a cool guy and never meet a stranger. He was my neighbor when he and I lived in Hazen. RIP my friend

  5. Our hearts go out to the family of this sweet, kind, gentle and good friend to many. The loss of a child is the ultimate sorrow. The poem “God only takes the best” came to my mind when I was reading his obituary, but it still tears your heart out. Prayers for The Lord’s loving arms will hold this family to His heart and comfort them, as only He can.

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