Eugene Gurley, Jr.

Eugene Gurley, Jr.

December 21, 2021, 72, Goldsboro –

Eugene Gurley, Jr., 72, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home.

Eugene was born in Wayne County on November 20, 1949 to the late Eugene and Victoria Lynch Gurley. For many years, he worked as a truck driver with Case Farms. Eugene always enjoyed watching mini-tractor pulls but going to the Outer Banks, with a fishing rod, was where he found the most joy. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

A service to celebrate Eugene’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Kelvin Gurley officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at Seymour Funeral Home.

Eugene is survived by his daughters, Angela Kennedy and husband, Jeremy of Pink Hill, April Zimmerman and husband, Steven of Dudley, Nora Godwin and husband, Scott of Georgia, and Dusty Lynn Gurley of Texas; brother, Ray Gurley of Holly Ridge; sister, Peggy Warrick; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear friends, C.M. Cordell and Michael Tripp.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Baggette and Betty Faye Gurley; and brother, Wayne Gurley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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