Sept. 19, 1931 - June 8, 2019

James Harvey Hurlock, 87, died on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, at 10:55 a.m.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1931, to Aurlon William and Darious Gwendola (Howard) Hurlock in Kokomo.

James grew up on a rural Akron farm and lived most of his life in the Fulton County area. He and his mother eventually moved into the town of Akron. As an adult, he knew several businessmen and enjoyed being around them. They kindly gave him miscellaneous jobs to do during the day that helped him pass the time away. He loved to roller skate and was good at it. He eventually worked for the Rock Lake Rollercade near Akron for many years, where he helped people find the right skates to wear if they did not bring their own.

In 1994, he moved to Rochester and lived in a men’s residential apartment supervised by Manitou Training Center. Eventually he moved to Plymouth where he lived in a community environment known at Pathfinder Services, where they assist in enabling people facing physical, developmental or economic challenges to achieve independence, inclusion and stability. While dealing with some health issues, he moved into Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, in January 2019.

James was a kind-hearted man who made many friends and was well-known in the town of Akron. He continued to have many, many friends wherever he lived and was dearly loved by the people who cared for him.

Since James was never married and did not have any children and with his parents and siblings all being gone, he does not have any immediate surviving relatives.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Aurlon William Hurlock, 1903-1963, and Darious Gwendola (Howard) Hurlock, 1905-1994; his sister, Ruth Virginia Hurlock, 1925-1925; and his brothers, Aurlon William Hurlock Jr., 1927-1979, and Elmer Elsworth Hurlock, 1928-1931.

Services for James will occur at two places: Visitation will be Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Crossroads Church, 1650 N. Oak Drive, Plymouth, from 10-11 a.m. followed by the service and a luncheon.

Visitation will also be Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester St., Akron, from 2-3 p.m. followed by the service officiated by Pastor Tom Craig. Burial will be at the Silver Creek Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it an honor and privilege to care for James and his family and friends.