Bill Lewis Gurley

A memorial visitation for Bill Gurley, 82, Lawrence, will be Saturday, November 13th from 1-3 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Bill passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was born February 7, 1939, in Ada, Oklahoma, the son of Euel S. and Elva M. Beller Gurley. He graduated from Baldwin High School, and served in the United States Navy. Bill worked in the maintenance department at Farmland Industries and retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of the OCAW Union 5-613, and attended the Church of Christ and Centenary United Methodist Church.

Bill married Sandra K. ‘Sandy’ Bereiter on January 31, 1958, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Debra Logan, Lawrence, and Jeffrey Gurley, Houston, Tex.; a brother Sam Gurley, Baldwin City; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Gurley, a sister, Loeata Stanley, a granddaughter, and a great grandson.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

 

Messages & Condolences

From Erin Hughes Mayer...

Love and prayers for all of your family!

From Kyle and Vicki Stanwix...

Sandy, Jeff and Debby. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Eldon and Charlene Statler...

Sandy, Debby and Jeff. So sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful guy, always had a smile. He will be missed.

From Bob and Louise Howard...

Sandy and family, so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing, our prayers are with you, may he RIP

From Myron Shipley...

Sandy, so very sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember Billโ€™s warm smile.
You and Bill were among the first people that Bev and I met upon our move to Lawrence in 1958. We formed an instant warm relationship at the Sheardโ€™s apartment.

From Debbie Mills Shafer...

Sandy and Family
So sorry to hear about bill. He was a wonderful person. I know he will be greatly missed. Harry really enjoyed working with him at farmland. From Harry Debbie Jason Chris Shafer

From Dave Harrell...

Sandy,

Sorry for your loss.

From Jolene (Helfrich ) Brown...

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a very nice guy. I remember him thru school
My sympathy especially to Sandy and (his brother ) Sam.

From Connie Daniels...

Sandy so sorry. Thinking of you

From Joan Fowler...

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

From Tom & Linda Lee...

Sandy, Jeff & Debby,
So sorry for the loss of Bill. We will be praying for you and your family. He was a great man and will be missed.

From Pam(John) Robertson...

Debby & Jeff:
Sorry for the loss of your Father ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Sending prayers and positive healing thoughts to All Your Families. I know this is a difficult time. Continued prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

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