Sheldon Robert “Bob” Hurley, 71, went to be with the Lord Sunday December 15, 2019.

Sheldon was born on March 21, 1948 in Ashe County, N.C., to the late, Robert Elmer Hurley and Ertie Howell Hurley.

He graduated from Ashe Central High School and received an Associate Degree in Electronic Data Processing from Forsyth Technical College. He joined the US Army and served in Vietnam. Sheldon worked for 25 years at Air Cooled Engines of Winston-Salem. On December 29, 1979, he married his sweetheart of four years, Elesa Blue sharing 40 years of bliss. He and Elesa enjoyed camping, motorcycles and many other hobbies. Sheldon was a devoted Christian and lived his life with integrity and fairness. He was a life-long member of Landmark Baptist Church in Lansing, N.C. Sheldon was a dedicated worker, and cherished spending time with his family.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Elesa Blue Hurley; sisters, Sharon Hurley (Harry) McGrath of Clemmons, Valerie Hurley of Jefferson, Jean Hurley (Richard) Howington of Winston-Salem, Audrey Hurley (Jeff) Dancy of Glendale Springs, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services Celebrating his Life was held 1:00 PM Friday December 20, 2019 at the Pierce Jefferson Funeral Service Chapel, 213 W. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 27284 with Pastor David Brooks officiating. Entombment followed at the Mausoleum of Eastlawn Gardens of Memory.

The family receives friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Friends and family may view, and sign the guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Howell Hill Cemetery Fund, C/O David Brooks, 2175 Bart Hurley Road, Lansing, NC 28643.