James Alan Gurley

james gurley

September 9, 1953 ~ January 1, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

James Alan Gurley, 68, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

A Buncombe Co. native, James was a son of the late Glenn Walter Gurley and Eula Leona Parham Mayhue. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Glenn “Bobby” Gurley.

Mr. Gurley worked for a number of years at Wright Machine & Tool as a CNC machine programmer and tool maker. When he wasn’t working he always made sure to take care of his boys and enjoyed playing with hot rods.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Buckner Gurley; sons, Jacob Alan Gurley (Shannon) and Christopher Cory Gurley (Julia); grandson, Gavin Olen Gurley; sister, Jane Meehan; and brother, Allen Mayhue (Donna).

A gathering of Mr. Gurley’s friends and family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4, at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Gathering of Friends & Family: January 4, 2022 5:00 pm - July 23, 2024 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I knew him from high school and we had a lot of fun together. Rest In Peace Jim.


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