John Gourley

05/22/1953 - 08/18/2021

Obituary For John Gourley

John Gourley, 68 years old, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away August 18 2021 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Betty Gourley, and sister Teresa Farris.
Johnny will always be remembered for his kind heart and generosity.
He loved his family and was always so proud of everyones accomplishments
He had a passion for cooking and loved being on the water. This led him to his career as a cook on various Tugboats and Fishing boats. He enjoyed sharing his many memories of that time.
He is survived by his Sisters Roxane Edgerton (Jeff) and Rebecca Webb and a host of nephews and nieces.
Although he is gone he has left us with wonderful memories and hilarious “Johnny” stories.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  • Miss him being in this world.

  • A piece of my heart has been crushed. Johnny was my first childhood crush. We were joked on for holding up the fence between our homes for years. His bright eyes and dramatic gestures always made his stories believable. He will be missed. As Childhood memories are always etched in our souls. I am truly sorry for all the Gourley family. Love y'all.

  • I was fortunate to know Johnnie 49 years. Over the years we talked on the phone and updated what was going on in our lives. I'm thankful he had Becka and Roxanne to lean on and help him get by. John was a kind and gentle soul, he loved his family and friends. I will miss our chats. Norma

  • Your presence in my family's life added unmistakable flavor, John! Your bbq pork recipe is still being shared through the 3rd generation, Bud! Thank you for your part in our story. 💕

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