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Francis “Jay” Hirt

December 8, 2022


Mr. Francis “Jay” Hirt, age 83, died Thursday, December 8, 2022 at his home in Shelbyville, Tennessee with his family at his side. 

Mr. Hirt was born in Aurora, Illinois and was a son of the late Frank L. and Marie Jensen Hirt.  He served his country in the Army where he worked as an engineer with the Corps of Engineers.  Mr. Hirt retired after 32 years of service as the Director of Marketing and Sales for Spencer Industries in Dale, Indiana.

Mr. Hirt is survived by his wife of 23 years, Pam Leverette Hirt, Shelbyville, TN; sons, Jade (Debbie) Hirt, Huntingburg, IN, Jarid (Beth) Hirt, Santa Claus, IN, Kris (Tammy) Hirt,  Owensboro, KY; daughter, Holli (Kris) Adams, Shelbyville, TN; grandchildren, Tyler (Kyla) Hirt, Mallori (Nick) Betz, Trae (Sydney) Hirt, Connor (Katelyn) Hirt, Spencer Hirt, Kaylee Adams (Colby Melson), Kara Brooke Adams, Kassi Hirt; great-grandchildren, Hallie and Ellie Hirt, Maeve and Mila Betz.

Family members will receive friends on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.  Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 12 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby McGee officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will follow in Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community of Bedford County.

Tyler Hirt, Trae Hirt, Nick Betz, Colby Melson, Ron Leverette, and Shannon Leverette will serve as pallbearers.

Family members would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the caregivers, doctors, and staff of Caris Healthcare for the kind and compassionate care they gave to Mr. Hirt and the entire family during his time under their care.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, TN, 364-2233, www.lawrencefuneral.net, in charge of arrangements.