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Marion George Gurley

Marion George Gurley

April 17, 1952 - July 28, 2020     Age: 68

Marion George Gurley, 68, of Yulee went home to be with the Lord on July 28, 2020.

He was born in Axson, GA to the late Clyde and Fannie Gurley and was the 7th son and 13th child of their marriage.

He married the love of his life, Jane Gurley in 1983.

Marion was a man of strong faith and loved Jesus. He believed in serving the Lord and being active in his church. Having worked in several trades, Marion was well known in the community as “Gurley, the junk man”. He leaves behind a legacy of being extremely giving, especially his fried turkeys, and a family first kind of man.

He was predeceased by parents and six siblings.

He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Jane, whom he called his “Darlene”; two sons, Joshua and his wife, Amanda and Michael and his wife, Amanda. He was blessed by six beautiful grandchildren, Hunter, Makenna, Kannan, Brantley, Chloe and Kiersten.

He also leaves behind his brothers, Curtis and his wife, Betty, John and Clovis; his sisters, Catherine and her husband, Quillian, Callie and her husband, Al, and Odessa and her husband, Clifford as well as several nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved.

While he will be terribly missed by his family, they know he is rejoicing with being reunited with his “twin” brother, Clyde whom he dearly missed.

Due to concerns about COVID 19, the immediate family will have a private service.

They are planning to lay him to rest near his family home in Georgia at a later date.


17 Condolences

  • Jackie Rushton Posted July 30, 2020 10:55 am

    Jane, Joshua, Michael and all the Family, My Deepest Condolences on the loss of Marion, he was one of the kindest souls and sure could fry up a Turkey. He sure was a blessing to so many my family included. My prayer is for comfort for y’all and hold on to the great memories. RIP Marion and God Bless

  • Pastor Bro. Billy Parrish Posted July 30, 2020 11:04 am

    As the Pastor of the Gurley family, Bro. Marion was a great inspiration every time I spoke with him, I’d ask “how ya doing?” He’d alway say “Loving Jesus”. My dear friend Bro. Marion will be greatly missed.
    Save me a place at the table brother.

  • Carmela Graddy Posted July 30, 2020 12:09 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Marion, I’ve known him for years and years, I’ve been praying for you all and will continue ❤️ It’s going to be difficult for sure but the Only one that can help y’all find some comfort and peace is Jesus ❤️🙏❤️ Put your trust in Jesus ❤️ Praying for you all ❤️ I am Jerrie Gurley’s sister Carmela Ann Graddy, glad to have known Marion as he was one of a kind❤️

  • Dorothy Ogilvie Posted July 30, 2020 12:42 pm

    Jane,you are in my thoughts I am very sorry to hear about Marion’s passing he will surely be missed by all.May God walk with you and your family in this trying time.

  • Joe Harrell Posted July 30, 2020 12:46 pm

    Back in the day. Marion and I were good friends. We ran around together with several others. We had a lot of good times. His mother always said we were her other boys. I thought the world of her. I was good friends with the brothers that hung around with us. Bill Bunk Spivey and me were on our way deer hunting the morning after Jim and EJ Barlow got killed that night. The lord is the only thing that saved Marion that night, He was riding with EJ. They had just removed the bodies when we came up on the wreck. Marion, EJ and me had circled that block several times to warm up just like they did. My wife and I moved to Plant City Fl,, for a while. We lost touch with one another. I had not seen Marion in several years but thought of him often. Our condolence to the family.

  • Debra McDonald Posted July 30, 2020 1:28 pm

    A kind hearted man. Prayers for Jane and the boys and family members

  • Lisa Wright Posted July 30, 2020 6:46 pm

    😇 Dear Marion,it was a blessing to have known you dear friend.You have always been family to us..Thank you for your friendship.I am so happy we got the pleasure to have dinner with you and Jane the last time I was in Florida.Marion your kind words of encouragement gave me much comfort.Thank you for the love you shared towards me after the lost of my Daddy.It helped me in so many ways.I loved that we were neighbors for a time.and became a family of God connected by four amazing boys.and a very special lady name Jane. The day I meant your Darling of a wife and a dear friend for life.I have never known a sweeter person. Jane not only got me the job but she gained a Nanny to watch over your precious boys..And the rest of the story is history.I will always believe that God does place special people in our lives for good reasons and for His glory.Dear Jane, Joshua and Michael,We love you.God bless you.Our thoughts and prayers to all the family.
    Love, Lisa and Bobby

  • Shannon O’Conner Posted July 30, 2020 8:02 pm

    Jane, You and your children are in my prayers and thoughts. Gurley was one of my best friends for many years. He and I would spend time discussing how good it is to serve God by Christ everyday that we have on earth. And how true it is… I pray the he remains in our hearts till we meet again.
    With Love- Shannon & Sandie O’Conner

  • Carlene Jones Barrows Posted July 30, 2020 8:45 pm

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to your family, and especially for precious Makenna. I know how very special your Grandad was in your life while you were in my VPK class. Mr. Gurley was always a very cheerful and encouraging presence when he visited our class and my prayers are for your families peace and comfort. Sincerely, Mrs Carlene Barrows

  • Rita Shields Maupin Posted July 30, 2020 10:17 pm

    Helen and I are so sorry to lose our cousin. We pray Jane and his children and grandchildren will be comforted by knowing he was a good man, from a good family, who loved the Lord and each of them dearly.

  • Dina and Calvin Mccormick Posted August 1, 2020 12:15 am

    we will. Miss him dearly he was such a kind man.

  • Suzanne Willis Posted August 1, 2020 7:06 am

    Love and prayers for your family. I only knew Marion for a short time but could tell he was a kind soul. The bank girls always appreciated the love he spread by bringing by one of his special fried turkeys. He loved to spread joy! I will be lifting your family in prayer.

  • Jane Gurley Posted August 1, 2020 9:53 am

    My heart just hurts so bad. The night we met I told my friends that I would marry you one day and I did. I said I would love you forever and ever and I will. We had a beautiful life and there was never a day we missed the opportunity to say I Love you to each other.. I just really needed for you to stay with me for a little bit longer but The Lord needed you more. I will cherish our time and one we will be together forever and ever. I live you forever and always…Your Darlene❤️❤️❤️

  • RONALD WALKER Posted August 1, 2020 3:14 pm

    To one of a mans best friend who loved God. He always smiled and spoke when he saw you. Never in to big of a hurry to talk about Christ, Never seen him without his hand stuck out to greet you .As a neighbor He will be missed greatly. Jane (my wife) and I will continue to lift up his Jane and family in prayers.

  • ROBERT AND BONNIE Posted August 1, 2020 8:28 pm

    Marion was gurley boy to me. a lot of good times with the junk man . Jane you married a great man that that loves you and the boys . A good true friend to many he will be missed . I love you Gurley . Jane Michael Joshua we love yall and cherish the many memories.Rest In Peace… With Lots Of Love Robert and Bonnie Mckenzie

  • Jane Walker Posted August 2, 2020 12:30 pm

    Jane and Sons, there are no words to describe your loss. Please feel comfort in knowing that you will see him again someday. My sincere and utmost prayers, along with the Lord’s strength and guidance will see you through this sad voidance in your lives. God Bless!

  • Jayne and Billy Taylor Posted August 3, 2020 10:17 am

    We are so sorry for the loss of Marion, Our lives were better for having known him, such a kind and giving sole. We love you and our prayers are with you.

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