Willie Burgess Gurley, 91, of 3706 Wayne Memorial Drive, died Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
He was the son of the late Jessie and Addie Smith Gurley, and was married to the late Lou Ellen Hare Gurley.
Mr. Gurley was a native of Wayne County, a farmer, and was retired from Creech's Furniture Store. He was also a dedicated member of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Linwood Gregory Gurley and wife, Jo, of Goldsboro, and Wayne Garland Gurley and wife, Brenda, of Grantham; grandchildren, Lisa G. Anderson and husband, Tim, Denise G. Barley and husband, John, Shannon G. Walker and husband, Craig, Scott Gurley, Jonathan Gurley, and Crystal Gurley, and great grandchildren, Amanda Barley and Cassidy Anderson.
Mr. Gurley was preceded in death by his sons, Jesse William Gurley and Simon "Buddy" Gurley.
A funeral service will be Sunday at 6 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grady and the Rev. Harold Heath officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Wayne Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home and other times at the home of Greg and Jo Gurley, 100 Hillview Lane, Goldsboro.
The family requests memorials may be made to Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 4009 Central Heights Road, Goldsboro, 27534.
Published in Obituaries on August 29, 2004 9:29 AM