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David Greer Gourley Obituary
David Greer Gourley Born: August 8, 1922; in Cicero, IL Died: April 5, 2014; in Joliet Age 91, of Joliet, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by his loving family. Born August 8, 1922 in Cicero, he was the son of David G. and Edna (nee Stortz) Gourley, Sr. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and was an Aviation Radioman First Class, and recipient of the Purple Heart Award. On August 7, 2013, he participated in the Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. He retired from Uniroyal, Elwood, where he worked as an accountant for many years. He was a life member of Cantigny Post #367 VFW where he was a bartender for many years, as well as at the F&L Ranch. Dave was also a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago White Sox. Survived by his daughter, Meg Grime; his grandchildren, David Grime, Sarah Grime, Riley Grime, Benjamin Grime, Logan Grime; sisters-in-law, Helen (late Robert) Gourley, Rita (late Paul) Carey, and Audrey (late Bill) Carey; and multiple nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Rita G. (nee Carey) Gourley; his parents; his son, David Greer Gourley III; and his brother, Robert Gourley. Funeral services for David Greer Gourley will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Memorials in his name to Honor Flight Chicago, 938 W. Montana St., Chicago, IL 60614 would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For information (815) 741-5500 or www.fredcdames.com
Published in The Herald-News on Apr. 7, 2014
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