William R. Gourley


Rev. William R. “Bill” Gourley, age 85, Telford, passed away peacefully at his home, Friday, May 19, 2017.
Rev. Gourley was born in Greene County and son of the late Alfred R. & Maggie Mae Austin Gourley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joye R. Aiken Gourley, son, Doug Gourley, seven sisters and two brothers.
He was Pastor of New Hope Church of the Brethren for 36 years. He retired from Magnavox and was a funeral assistant at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Dan Gourley (Jan) Myrtle Beach, SC and David Gourley, Greeneville; grandchildren, Candace Cole (Billy) Greeneville, Shontel` Dobner, Limestone and Coleman Gourley, (Abby) Greeneville; great grandchildren, David Austin Cole, Nathaniel Gourley, Samuel Gourley, Kobe Dobner and Braley Rae Dobner.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedysis Hospice of Elizabethton, especially Cory Garland, RN and Dawn Story, for their wonderful loving care given to our father.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Monday, May 22, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Providence Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society NE Office 871 N. Weisgarber Rd. Knoxville, TN 37909.

Would you like to leave an eulogy or condolence for William R. Gourley? If so, simply click HERE

05-22-2017 Bobby (Fuzzy) Campbell
Sorry for your lost.Bill was a great man loved to here him preach.He's happy now being with your mom.David and Dan I know you will miss him dearly as I do my own.RIP Bill.
05-21-2017 Linda Allen Welch
My Love & condolences for the family David, Dan, Candace,Coleman & Shontel as you say good by to your father & grandfather.. Continue to Keep his memories alive with your children and grand children with Love, Laughter & Tears. Bill has now re- united with his Love Joye & his son Doug, his mother & father, brothers & sisters. May God give you peace at this time, you are in my thoughts and prayers always.
05-20-2017 Bryant Cockrum
R.I.P. May the heavens swallow you up and embrace you in it's everlasting love.
05-20-2017 Dave Street - nephew
A truly grand husband, father, grandfather, and, to me, uncle. Thank God for his service to the church and the Kingdom of God.


Dillow-Taylor is a third generation family-owned business...established in 1929

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services
P.O. Box 98, Highway 11-E, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
Office: 423.753.3821   Fax: 423.753.7409

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm


Copyright ©2019 Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved.
Programming & Web Development by Jeff Forrester.