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Michael "Mike" Gourley

October 14, 1960 December 10, 2019
Michael "Mike" Gourley
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Michael “Mike” Gourley, 59, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at home surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born October 14, 1960 in Princeton, Indiana, the son of Jack Gourley and Dixie (Ellis) Gourley.  Mike worked in the construction industry as a welder.  He also owned and enjoyed working in his lawn maintenance business in Lawrenceville.  Mike loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the river.  Mike had two special pets, Paisley his dog and Shadow his cat.  He dearly loved his family and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.  Mike was a member of Bee Branch Church.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Dixie Gourley; wife, Peggy Gourley;  sons, Justin Gourley and Jagger Gourley; daughters Brandy (Jayson) Hall, Maykenzie Gourley, step-daughters, Sara (Cody) Crump and Lisa Snyder; grandchildren Branson & Dayton Hall, Curtis Dill, Colin Stoneberger, Taelyn Wade, Tysen Gourley, step-grandchilden, Sophia Henry and Lily Axton; two great-grandchildren Sawyer Mathis and Patience Bailey; brothers, Greg Anthis, Brian Ellis; sister, Jackie Gourley; several nieces, nephews and special family friend, Dara Banks.  Mike was preceded in death by his father; first wife, Diana Gourley; son, Larry Wayne Perry, grandson, Bently Crump; sisters, Teresa Garcia and Kimmy Anthis.   Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.   Funeral Services will be 12:30 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Overbey officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to Lawrence County Cancer Resources.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Mike’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Gourley family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Monday

16

Dec

11:00 AM 12/16/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/16/2019 12:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

16

Dec

12:30 PM 12/16/2019 12:30:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States
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