CROWN POINT, IN - John Gourley, age 76 of Crown Point, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. He is survived by two daughters: Melissa (Dan) Smith and Sarah (Holly) Gourley. Preceded in death by parents, Ray and Thelma Gourley; sister, Susan Torres; brothers, Michael and Joseph Gourley.
John was a graduate of Laporte High School. He was a Navy veteran and served as Machinist's Mate Second Class on a nuclear submarine during the Vietnam War. Following his Navy duty, he earned a basketball scholarship to West Virginia Tech and was eventually invited to be inducted into their Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. John enjoyed coaching his daughters in softball and basketball, and he never missed a game. He also enjoyed trying new recipes. His baked ham and chicken salad were his specialties. In his spare time, John loved working on old cars. Currently, he was working on restoring a 1936 Ford Truck.
Family and friends may gather at PRUZIN & LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE (811 E. Franciscan Dr., Crown Point) for a Memorial Visitation on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 3:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Services will conclude with Military Honors at 7:00 PM.
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