In memory of

Nicolas Ray Hurst

Mar 25, 1988
Aug 28, 2023


In loving memory of Nicolas Ray Hurst, 35, of Columbus, Ohio passed away Monday, August 28, 2023.  He was born March 25,1988 in Columbus, Ohio and attended Westerville South High School. 

Survived by his parents Kevin and Michelle Hurst; his brothers, Andrew and Tyler Hurst; Grandparents Robert and Linda Funk, Rosemary Hurst and Jim Bates; Aunt, Tina Evans, Uncles Rob Funk, Tony (Lauren) Funk, , Lawrence Hurst, Jason Bates ( Michelle), Judson Bates ( Rachel), Jameson Bates, many cousins and loved ones

Preceded in death by his Great Grandparents, Ruth Strausbaugh, Robert and Shirley Funk, Lucille and Kenneth Bates, Grandfather Raymond Hurst, and his Aunt, Mneatha Henneke Kramer.   

Nicolas was a loving soul and a compassionate heart. He loved animals, especially close to his dogs Honey and Hampton. He loved sports, and was a devoted Ohio State Buckey fan, as well as a Pittsburg Steelers and Boston Celtics fan.  He also loved music, a couple of his favorite bands were Modest Mouse and Dave Mathews Band.  Nicolas was extremely smart when it came to computers and would have soared in the technology world. 

In Loving Memory of Nicolas, the family is planning a Celebration of Life, date still to be determined but will be shared in the weeks to come.  

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a donation in honor of Nicolas Ray Hurst, contributions may be made to “The Ed Keating Center” of Lakewood, Ohio. Website:

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Dawn DiCenso says:

    Kevin & Shelli, I am so, so sorry. Lean on God and each other for strength. I send heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  2. Jayson Bates says:

    It’s hard to argue that anything can be more painful than the death of a child, no matter the age. I am saddened to hear of the recent passing of Nick. I’m here for you and I love you.

  3. Jill Hurst says:

    I will always remember the good times and great memories. I know you are finally at peace but will miss you so much. I will never forget you, you are forever in our thoughts and hearts. Love you always. Xo

  4. Peyton Funk says:

    Nick, we know you are at peace now. Love you

  5. Tim and Chrissy Dempsey says:

    Lost for words so sorry ❤️

  6. Diana Lutsko says:

    So sorry fir your loss. Prayers for the family.

  7. Tyler Hurst says:

    Love you nick ❤️

  8. Jim Bates says:

    Every is in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jim Bates says:

    Hard to believe and even harder to understand. I know he will be in good hands in heaven.

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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