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John Michael Wurts

John Michael Wurts, 58, of Greenup, Kentucky passed away, Friday, January 5, 2023, at his home. John was born October 21, 1965, in Ashland, Kentucky, a son of the late John Conard Wurts and Lucy Boyles Runyon. John grew up in Kitts Hill, he graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1983 then enlisted in the Armed Forces and served three years in the United States Army followed by the National Guard. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a nephew John David Baker, and brother-in-law William “Willy” Chafens. John is survived by the love of his life and best friend of 30 years, his wife Lee Ann Wurts; stepfather Lowell “Tommy” Runyon; daughter Courtney Wurts; a son JC (Beth) Wurts;  special cousin  Justin Parsons who was like his brother; stepdaughter Kara (Carl) Duncan; five grandchildren Benjamin Michael Wurts, Ava Wurts, Catlyn Wurts, Ian (Victoria) Murphy, and Ethan Vanallen; two great grandchildren Elena Ann Murphy and Jordan Michael Murphy;  seven sisters Michele (Kenneth) Barcus, Connie (Gene) Chafens, Angela Chafens, Loretta Baker (Harold Triplett), Cheryl Waller, Rhonda Butler, and Kimberly Ewell; a host of nieces and nephews. John loved with his whole heart, and he loved unconditionally. Let his love that he had shown to his wife Lee, his children and family be the part of John that stays here on this earth.  A visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Wednesday, January 10, 2023, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers please support our disabled veterans by making a donation in memory of John to the disabled veterans association donations can be made to: DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 Condolences may be made at


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