OBITUARY

William Luther Gurley

February 20, 1932May 12, 2018
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William "Bill" Gurley, 86, of Aurora, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.

A man of faith, Bill loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served him faithfully. He was an active member of Foundation Life Fellowship for 30 years, always willing to serve others. He proudly served as a paratrooper in the 187th Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army during the Korean War. He was retired from TexasGulf (later PCS Phosphate) with nearly 30 years of dedicated service. He was a volunteer and had served as a board member of the Beaufort County Red Cross. Bill loved to fish and spend time growing flowers and vegetables in his garden. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and friend to many and will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Coffey Gurley; three children, Gregory Gurley, Sabrina Gurley, and Mario Gurley; sister-in-law who he raised as his daughter, Tina Russell; brother, Raymond Gantt; brother of the heart, Kevin Battle; special friend who he called "daughter #2," Mary Brown; special friend, Robin Garrison; grandson, Vernanza Gurley; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 18th at Cotten Funeral Home. Homegoing service will be 12 noon on Saturday, May 19th at Foundation Life Fellowship with Pastor Cal Langford officiating. Burial will follow at the family cemetery in Aurora with military honors rendered by the United States Army and Pall Bearers provided by the D.A.V. Unit No. 93 of Pamlico County.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Homegoing Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
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William Luther Gurley

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Angeks Clark

May 29, 2018

So sorry to hear of Mr Gurley's passing. My fondest memory is of him coming to the DMV and picking with my son and asking him if he wanted to go home with him and play video games and eat ice cream. He got right up to leave with Mr Gurley.

Vance Henries

May 18, 2018

Mr. Bill was a great guy. I don't know that I ever saw him where he wasn't smiling and laughing, which meant you were about to be smiling and laughing also. He was a very talented man who served the Aurora area with all his heart. He will be greatly missed!

Patty Walker Davis

May 18, 2018

My Daddy, Dalton Walker spoke of Mr. Bill often and thought of him as a friend. I always made a point of speaking and hugging Mr. Bill when I saw him around town. He was a kind man. He is with The LORD and my Daddy and he can catch up on “old times” up in Heaven! Prayers to Mr. Bill’s Family.

bill archbell

May 18, 2018

PRAYERS GOING OUT FOR BILL,S FAMILY ! I MET BILL SHORTLY AFTER MOVING BACK TOO MY HOME TOWN OF AURORA, AND GOING TO WORK WITH TEXASGULF AT THE TIME! WE BECAME FRIENDS FROM THST TIME ON ! GREAT GUY! GOD BLESS !

Bea Respers

May 17, 2018

Bunch,

I would like to express my condolences to you and your family. I was sorry to hear about Bill passing. May our Father be a comfort to you and your family at this difficult time. Remember, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

I love you!!!

Because of Christ,
Your sister, Bea Hardy Respers

Steve Gaskins

May 17, 2018

Bill,even though I have not seen you in years.I still call you my friend remember all those football games we enjoyed when we were working at TG . Also this old Cowboy fan gave you a Redskin hat at your retirement. A word to your family now. Bill was a great man and a friend of mine . May God bless you all

Felicia Gamble

May 17, 2018

To My loving family, we will continue to keep you all in our prayers and if you ever need us we will be there for you. Our memories of my Uncle Luke will never be forgotten. All the good times we have had coming up thru the years playing with my cousins and Tina outside in the neighborhood of Aurora, NC. Those were some good times. I remember riding down there with Grandma Ruby as often as she wanted to go visit. Never forget the way Uncle use to make that Donald Duck voice. I can hear him as if he was in my ear now. He was a funny wonderful and kind man that will be missed by some and never forgotten by many. We love you Uncle Luke, you fought a good fight and now you are resting in the arms of our heavenly father. Some day I hope to see you again but until then. Sleep on in peace. Love always The Gamble Family. (Felicia(your niece),Keith(husband), Ahmah'd(Son).

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