Family and friends of Glen and Jan Hurt gathered together on Saturday evening, September 18, at Fellowship Baptist Church to celebrate the couple’s 50 years of marriage.
Glen was born in Little Rock, AR. He has lived in the Mansfield area since age three, after returning from Austria where his dad, Captain Pete Hurt, was stationed. He attended Mansfield Schools K-12. Jan was born in Excelsior, AR. With her Dad’s job in transportation/NASA, she lived in various states growing up, including Arkansas, Indiana, Alabama, and Texas. She attended Mansfield Schools from grades 9-12.
The couple married on September 17, 1971, in Ratcliff, AR at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The service was officiated by Glen’s Uncle, Reverend Alton Dorrough. Also attending the ceremony, Rachel Dorrough, Tommy and Barbara Stephens.
For nearly all their married life, Glen and Jan have resided in the Mansfield area. They have called their current house, home, since 1982.
The couple has two children, Jason Hurt and his wife Leann, and Chanda Adams and her husband John. They also have six grandchildren: Chloe Hurt, Makenna Hurt, Brooklyn Adams, Presley Adams, and by marriage, Brooklyn and Austin Carlton.
“I often laugh at mom and dad’s relationship as I find them bickering about silly things, but I know how deeply they care for each other and lean on each other,” shared daughter, Chanda. “They have been through the good and the bad and still remain strong together. They both love God, their family, their town, and community.”
Glen served as Mayor for the City of Mansfield for 24 years. During that period, Jan operated their insurance agency for over 10 years. They also owned and operated the Mansfield Laundromat for a decade. The couple established Hurt’s Hardware & Lumber at their home in 1983 and operated the business for 10 years. Later, in 2006, they acquired the Mansfield Hardware store and operated it until 2014. Glen also worked as an electrician for over 50 years while obtaining his master electrician status.
“They have always had a love for music and are both extremely talented whether they are playing guitar, fiddle, piano or just singing,” Adams added. “There are many memories I have growing up watching them sing and play. They enjoy cheering on the Houston I Astro’s and the Razorbacks. Nowadays you will find them working on numerous projects around their house, watching their favorite series on TV and loving on their pooches Bella and Biggio.”
Congratulations Glen and Jan on this marriage milestone, may God bless you with many more happy years together!