March 31, 2022, 60, Goldsboro –
Michael Gerald Gurley, 60, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Wayne County to Gerald Gene Gurley and Annette Hamm Gurley on December 10, 1961.
As the owner and operator of “Get There Safe”, Mike worked behind the scenes to ensure the successful transport of those in need. Through his efforts, he played a significant role in helping improve the lives of countless individuals.
A true sportsman when it came to hunting, Mike had a grand display of deer and turkey mounts that showed his love of the hunt and expertise with a rifle. When deer season came along, mornings and evenings would find Mike up a deer stand or on his converted golf cart hunting alongside his dad. With no words spoken, the love and family bond between the two grew stronger with each hunt that passed.
Outdoor activities brought Mike the most peace and contentment. Working in his garden, from planting to weeding to harvesting was all enjoyable. His bounteous harvests were shared with family and friends. Of all destinations in the world, God created no finer place for Mike than his farm and driving his Kubota tractor while working the land was an ultimate joy.
Honing his skills on the grill, Mike was quite the chef with anything that could be cooked on charcoal or gas. Cooking on the grill was one of many opportunities to spend time with family, and Mike took every chance possible to spend time with them. His titles as a husband, father, grandfather, and son were some of his most prized names.
A heart of sincere love for family and friends, Mike looked for occasions to help his fellow man. Whether family, neighbor, or stranger, Mike listened to the call of his Lord and responded accordingly, always willing to lend a helping hand to one in need.
The family will receive friends on Monday, April 4, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Mike’s life at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be in the Sauls Family Cemetery on the family farm.
Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Beth Sauls Gurley; son, Travis Gurley (Chelsey Perron); daughter, Miranda Gurley (Ashley Baker); grandchildren, Jake, Cheyenne, and Kolesyn; mother and father, Annette and Gerald Gurley; and his mother-in-law, Myrtie Sauls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Mike’s memory to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534, or to Cures for the Colors, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.