Ervin Lee Gurganus

Ervin Lee Gurganus

December 3, 2022, 76, Dudley –

Ervin Lee Gurganus, 76, passed away Saturday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was the son of the late Johnny and Irene Gurganus and was the husband of Julia Boswell Gurganus. Ervin enjoyed fishing, going to auctions, and “junking” but loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren most of all.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. Committal services will follow at Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gurganus is survived by his children, Joseph Gurganus of Dudley, Ervin Lee Gurganus Jr. of Goldsboro, and Tammy Renee Gurganus of Charlotte; stepson, Ricky Godwin of Goldsboro; a brother, Danny Gurganus of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Joshua Grim, Joseph Gurganus Jr., Nicole Powell, Maria Best, Harley Smith, Jessie Gibson, and Jason Gurganus; and great-grandchildren, Olivia Gurganus, Madison Gurganus, Marianna Gurganus, Christopher Best Jr., and Addison Smith.

A stepdaughter, Brenda Godwin; brothers, Frank Gurganus, Willie Gurganus, John Gurganus Jr; and sisters, Dorothy Porter, Betty Richeart, Mildred Cannon, Dolly Canaioni, Linda Pope, Beulah Howell, and Inez Brock all preceded him in death.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley  Park Pl, Goldsboro, NC 27534.                           

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Gurganus family, and online condolences can be sent to