Former Baton Rouge Fire Department Chief Robin L. Hurst passed away at the age of 64, on March 6, 2018 at his home in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Hurst served as chief from 1996 through 2002 after 22 years of rising through the ranks from the position of a firefighter. He was known for emblazoning "We fight what others FEAR" on all trucks purchased during his time as chief.
After he retired from the department in 2002, Hurst worked as a quality control manager at Ferrara Fire.
Hurst's children, Shannon and Jeremy, both work in the fire service for St. George Fire Department.
Hurst was a member of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association and president of the Parish Fire Chiefs Association during his time as chief. He was the president of the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 557 for over 44 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Brenda Kaye Hurst; his son, Jeremy Hurst and wife, Gretchen Hurst; his daughter, Shannon DalPozzal and husband, James DalPozzal; his grandchildren, Benjamin Lane, Lauren Lane, Olive Hurst and Pearl Hurst; his mother, Helen Ashford Hurst; his brother, Walter “Sonny” Hurst, III and wife, Simone Hurst, and his nephew and 2 nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, Walter W. Hurst, Jr.
Visiting hours will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4826 Main St. Zachary, Louisiana on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 11 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 1 pm. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11817 Jefferson Hwy. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
God Bless you all...Kaye, Helen, Sonny, Simone and all the rest of the family that Robin had to leave. I never had the honor of meeting Robin personally, but have seen the love and respect that his family had for him. I know he knew that and loved each of you dearly. Rest in peace Robin.
Julie BeckBaton Rouge, LA
Joy Cox, I am praying for you and your family at this time. You have introduced some of your firemen friends and relatives to me at Whealdson Estates Retirement Center.
Willa RichardsonBaton Rouge, LA
Kaye, I am so sorry to hear of Robin's passing. He was such a nice man and a good friend to Jack for some many years. Y'all were always the cutest, happiest couple and I have fond memories of both of you. My prayers are with you and your family.
Connie Evans DilsCincinnati, OH
Kaye, Sonny & Family. I am so sorry to hear about Robin. I remember we were at a Cajun function & his laughter. Big belly laugh. He reminded me so much of my dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this time.
Joyce CarnesVentress, LA