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In Memoriam: Douglas Hurst, Orlando Freight

Sept. 21, 1956 – Feb. 13, 2022

“Freight Guy” in Orlando

Douglas Hurst, 65, of Orlando, Fla., known in the industry as “a great freight guy,” passed away Feb. 13. A  Facebook post announcing his passing has garnered more than 165 responses.

Co-worker Liz Anderson wrote, “We have lost another Brother. Doug Hurst from Orlando passed last night. He was a great freight guy and a very close friend. He will be missed by all that knew him. RIH my friend.” Jimmy Almand wrote, “RIP Doug—had good times on those docks. Say hello to all those other Freight Dogs” and Melissa Minkler echoed that sentiment, saying, “Sad to hear this—he was such a nice guy to work with.” Ron Harrod shared, “it has been several years since I have worked with him. He knew his job well and was a pleasure to work with” while Joe Deflavis wrote, “I had the pleasure of working with Doug for many years. A stand-up guy and definitely a good freight guy who knew his job.”

Nelson Poland shared the memory, “I worked with him back in the ‘90s starting in Tampa. I wonder if you are on the freight elevator on the wall in the middle level in chalk was written ‘Doug Hurst was here’?  Heather Grimsley shared, “We never got to have our chicken ‘n dumpling contest. Don’t worry. I will never disappoint you. And I will share.” Monica Lynn Bell wrote, “I’m so sad to read this. I didn’t even know that he was sick. Doug will be missed by so many that loved & respected him. Personally, I will miss his smiling face. Sending my prayers and condolences to all of his family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.” Danny Lazo wrote, “He was a great man, worked with him for years. My condolences to his family.” Glen Shake added, “Doug was a good guy…enjoyed talking with him while David Wood summed it up by saying, “He will be missed by all.”

His sister says he will be cremated and they will have a memorial later this year after COVID dies down. To share a memory or condolences, visit his online guest book at or on Facebook at

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