Silas Urban Hurd was born on April 2, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas, to Lon and Hattie Hurd. He attended school in the Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Palo Duro High School. Silas would continue his education at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas and where he would receive his degree.
Silas went on to serve in the United States Army and the Army National Guard for over twenty years. Anyone who knew Silas, knew he was a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and loved football! He would go on to coach little league football for over thirty years, as recently, as being the coach of the North Texas Warriors.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Lon and Hattie Hurd, his sister, Ocleta Chandler, his brother, Leroy Hurd, his brother-in-law, Harold Gilmore, and two nephews; Randy and Jeffrey Gilmore.
Silas leaves to cherish his memories, one son, Silas Jermaine Hughes of Amarillo, TX, two daughters; Monique Chamine Hurd (Wallace) of San Antonio, TX and Tadjea Tasina Urain Hurd of Houston, TX, and four grandsons; Shamari Hughes and Shaquille Hughes, of Amarillo, TX, and Tajari Wellington and Wallace Wellington, of San Antonio, TX. He also leaves to cherish his memories, four brothers; William “Frank” Hurd (Renee) of Dallas, TX, Lon Hurd of Dallas, TX, Calvin Hurd (Phyllis) of Amarillo, TX, and Olaf Hurd of Amarillo, TX, four sisters; Lillie Pearl Gilmore of Amarillo, TX, Darlene “Lena” Douglas (Edwin “EC”) of Raytown, MO, Sarah Jean Bates (Charles “CB”) of Arlington, TX, and Larita “Sha” Russell (Vernon Ray) of Hallsville, TX, one brother-in-law, John Chandler of Amarillo, TX, and one aunt, Oleta Hurd of San Diego, CA. Silas also leaves to cherish his memories, brothers from another mother, Marcus “Grip” Foster of Dallas, TX, Judge Thomas Jones of Amarillo, TX, and Earnest “Stub” Bradley of Amarillo, TX, as well as an ocean of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and co-workers.
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