DaCorey Hurdle, Sr


DaCorey Kenyatta Hurdle, Sr., affectionately known to friends and family as “Corey” and to some as “Pops,” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 17, 1973, to Karen Hurdle Mahone. He attended Brookhaven High School, where he played varsity basketball as a freshman. He also started varsity as a true fundamental point guard in his Sophomore and Junior years. He later graduated from Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, Ohio.

Corey was a big sports fan. His favorite teams were the Cincinnati Bengals, the Los Angeles Lakers, and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He coached little league football for many years, first with the Eastside Tigers in 2003, and in 2005 he and two friends started a new little league football team called the Columbus Steelers. He was on the founding board of the junior Cavs basketball league in 2010. He also was a boys’ basketball assistant coach for Eastmoor Academy Middle School.

Corey was also a big-time Hip Hop music fan, known for playing his music very loud and screaming over the music in order to be heard. Some of his favorite artists were KRS One, A Tribe called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, The Lox, Nas, and Jay-Z. He was well known for sayings like “WORD,” “We ain’t playing, like that,” or in his more recent years, “You Gotta Relax.” He was such a disciplined, well-organized, neat freak, serious but funny, and most importantly, a loving people person.

The highlights of his life began with his mother and grandmother, whom he called “G”. Corey truly loved his sister, his kids, grandkids, and his girlfriend. He loved all of his friends, which to him were not just friends but his brothers. If you were his friend and he had love for you, he was a true rider. He would be down for anything with you, no questions asked; that was just Corey. Often, he would say, “If you’re right, I’m with you, but if you ain’t right, I’m still with you, but we’re going to talk about it later, LET’S GO”.
Corey, peacefully in his sleep, transitioned from this life into the arms of the Heavenly Father on March 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Gertrude Hurdle; and father, Reginald “Butch” Mahone, III.

Corey is survived by his mother, Karen Hurdle-Mahone; stepdad, Willard Parnell; sister, Danielle Hurdle; half-sister, Teresa Armstrong; his love, Shameka Phillips; children, Jovan Moore, Dymonica Hurdle, Mary (Jamaal) Woodson, and DaCorey (Dae Jhi) Hurdle, Jr.; grandchildren, Iya Hurdle, Israel Hurdle, Aubrey Woodson, Aaron Woodson, and Avery Woodson; special friends/brothers, Byrd Prillerman, Shinda Prillerman, LaShawn Ervin, and Edwin Vasquez; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Thursday, March 24, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Patricia A Jackson

    Please accept our deepest condolences to the Hurdle Family! May your fond memories of Corey continue to comfort you. Each of you have a little bit of Corey to carry on his legacy! We love each and every one of you and we are here for you!

  3. Shon Littlefield

    To the family I pray and offer my condolences to you all.. Corey was my lil bro, from the days in Hickory Ridge, he was my man.. We played bball together on several teams.. His smile would lite a room up.. rest easy my friend..

  4. To the family of Corey I’m sending prayers and condolences. He was a such a blessing in my life during my senior year of high school at Brookhaven and my first year of college at Ohio University. We really had a lot of fun together and I will always cherish those memories in my heart because he was a such a kind and gentle soul. He would always make you smile and keep you laughing! DeCorey Hurdle I’m going to miss you friend, you meant the world to me in that journey of my life and I want to say Thank You! Rest well friend until we meet again.

  5. Chee Chee Chandler

    I am still in shock. You were a true rider. You will b greatly missed. Word! Love u Corey.

  6. Tressa "Reecee" Moore

    Peace and blessings go out to you family. Corey will forever be in my heart.

  7. I am so sorry for your families loss. May God bless each of you with comfort, peace and strength. With love, Ms. Ava Nashville, TN

  8. LaSonia Lynn Beasley

    To my Aunt Karen and Nellie and family I want you to remember all the memories he loved his family and always put them first Da Corey u will be missed I will miss ur favorite comment Word lol that will always stick with me and how we use to write on the Green Boxes in Hickory Ridge you know ur mom and Nellie and ur kids is going to hold it down for you !!! Rest In Heaven Love ❤️ ur cuzzo Lynn

  9. Rollinda White

    I would like to send my prayers and condolences to the Family of DaCorey Hurdle. May God give you peace and comfort during your time of sorrow.

  10. Carmen STRIDER

    May you , REMEMBER to hold onto GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND.

  11. Hey family,
    I’m am so sorry for the loss of Cory, who to me was a fun loving, gravitating soul that God wanted back. Back to heaven to make everybody in heaven laugh and pump up about the wonderful people he left on earth. I know he’s watching over the whole family.
    I know it’s hard right now and this pain may never go away. You all are survivors and resilient in the face of adversities.
    I love you and will be praying for you all.

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