Gregory Dale Pursley

November 14, 1950May 2, 2019

Gregory (Greg) Dale Pursley, 68, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on May 02, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas

Visitation will be between 6:00pm and 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at Shannon Funeral Home 6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Watauga, TX 76148.

There will be no funeral services. Per request, Mr. Pursley will be cremated and have his ashes scattered throughout the state of Kansas and Texas.

Greg was born in Wichita, KS to Bill and Dolores Pursley on November 14,1950. He graduated from school at Southwest High School in Wichita, KS. He also attended Butler County Community College in Kansas. He lived in Denver, CO, after leaving Wichita, KS. He met his future wife , Cynthia Kay Koepp, while living in Houston, TX. They were married on September 03 1977. He spent many years working for local (Houston and Fort Worth, TX) printing companies as a Graphic Designer. Greg and Cindy moved their family to Fort Worth, TX in 1988.

Some of Greg's most favorite things in life were: The Houston Oilers; The rock band: The Eagles; Baseball; Texas Hold 'Em Poker; and Monday lunches with his daughter, Melissa.

Greg is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Dolores Pursley; brother Robert Pursley; father-in-law Paul Koepp; brother-in-law, Malcolm Koepp and lost his wife Cynthia Pursley to a battle of cancer in November 2017.

Greg is survived by; Brother, Bill Jr. Pursley and wife , Kitty Pursley of Manhattan, KS; Daughter, Melissa Humphries and husband, Nick of Fort Worth, TX; Son, Jeffrey Pursley, and wife Nicole Pursley, and Grand-daughter Ella and Grand-son Everett of North Richland Hills, TX. Additional survived by are: Nephews, Aaron Pursley, Charles and Robert Koepp; Nieces, Jennifer Pursley, and Lauren (Koepp) Brown. Brother-in-law Dwight and wife, Kathy Koepp. Plus, multiple cousins that he cherished and will always hold a special place in his heart and their memories.

Flowers may be sent to Shannon Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made out to and in honor of Greg Pursley, to “The Birthday Party Project”, “The Special Olympics” or to “Miss Sweetheart Special Needs Pageant”

The Pursley and Humphries families wish to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has reached out since Thursday, May 02, 2019. Special thanks to Encompass Home


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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Donna Wedlick

May 7, 2019

I first met Greg when he began dating Cindy (his beloved wife) in Houston. The three of us joined a bowling league and shared fun times for several years. After they were married and lived in the Montrose area, I visited them many Friday nights sharing stories and watching popular tv shows. They moved to a new suburban house, and later welcomed Melissa Gail and Jeff. Eventually the family relocated to Fort Worth. We have been friends a very long time.

Greg was a kind and benevolent man, a great father and devoted husband. He had a very witty sense of humor, and also expressed his feelings in writing eloquently. I have kept the e-mails that he wrote about Cindy and his journey with her in life.

He will be missed dearly, and will be reunited with his wife. Prayers and sympathy to the family.