Bronell Gulley

June 22, 1941July 18, 2018
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Bronell Gulley age 77 of Harrogate was born June 22, 1941 and went home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2018. He was saved at Poplar Grove Missionary Baptist Church when he was a young boy. He attended Little Valley Baptist Church for several years before he became ill. Everyone knew him as “Gulley”. He never met a stranger and always loved to talk to everyone. He was one of the “whittlers” at Anders’ Car Lot and one of the McDonald’s coffee crew. He was known for his love of selling and trading everything from guns, knives, pocket watches, and even a horse now and then. Most of all he was a good and loving father to his two children. He worked at Giles Industries and retired after 42 years. He started in the plant in Middlesboro, KY and then helped build the feed mill that once was at the Flea Market and the one that was in New Tazewell, TN. He operated the feed mill in New Tazewell for many years. He and R.O. Giles rode to work together many days and enjoyed their time together. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife Ruthie Mae Brock Gulley; father and mother, White John Gulley and Maggie Brittain Gulley; sister, Bonnie Christine McCoy. He is survived by his daughters: Janet Gulley of Indianapolis, IN Joette Noe and husband Rick Noe of Tazewell, TN Grandchildren: William Ellison, Matthew Ellison, Kayla Ellison and Dustin Gillespie all of Indianapolis, IN Sister: Nadine Ingram of Irvington, KY Special niece: Glenda Gail Benham of Brandenburg, KY Special nephew: Jerryal Ingram of Louisville, KY and several other nieces and nephews He had a special friend and caregiver Nettie Noe whom he loved spending time with.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 P.M. Friday July 20, 2018 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell with funeral service to follow at 7:00 P.M. Friday night in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday July 21, 2018 in the Bethel Cemetery. Ministers: Rev. Jack Day and Rev. Jeremiah Day Singers: Otis Singleton Family Pallbearers: Jeff Noe, Gage Noe, Sisle Johnson, Dexter Day, Larry Ramsey, Wayne Sandefur, John Houston and Charlie Greer. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Trish Chumley

July 22, 2018

Gulley was such a sweet man. Every time he came into Wal-Mart, he would talk to everyone and make everyone smile. Love and prayers to Joette and Family.

Sharon Loop Simmons

July 20, 2018

He and my mom...Ruth Daniels Loop Teague....went to school together.....She would always tell me stories about back when all of them were young in school......He was always so sweet Everytime We'd see him at McDonald's.....He's stop by our table,and mommy would say you remember back when we were in school?....even tho he'd heard her say the same thing Everytime We'd see him.....he never told her that......he was always kind...and nice......No more both can sit and talk some more now💟 are missed

Robin Davis Duncan

July 20, 2018

I have wonderful memories of Gulley from the feed daddy would send me there once a week...I always looked forward to talking to and prayers for the family

Susan Parker

July 20, 2018

My sympathies to Janet and Joette. He and Daddy are probably talking a mile a minute. Love you all.

karen debeaumont

July 20, 2018

My deepest sympathies to the family. Karen Whitaker deBeaumont

Jennifer Goins

July 20, 2018

I became friends with Bronell while working at the Hospital kitchen. I would see him every day i worked. I’d always sit and talk to him and share stories. I always called him Bronell Gulley! He was such a sweet man, and I’m going to miss him terribly. I’m so glad i got to spend his last days with him. No more pain. Fly high Bronell Gulley. I love you🙏🏽

Susan Nunn

July 20, 2018

My husband, Joe worked with Gulley at Giles for many many years. He just wanted to share his condolences with the memory of his gentle smile and many kind words. I also remember that each time we’d meet him, usually at the grocery store, he’d always share a funny story with me about when he used to cut wood for Joe for their jobs at Giles. Prayers for all of you. God Bless.