Michael Gurley

Springfield, IL | Sunday, August 18 2013

Michael Ray Gurley, 41, died at 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born July 21, 1972 in Alton the son of James H. and Alice (Basen) Gurley. He was a handy man and could fix anything and was always available to help his family. He was very computer savvy and made himself available to repair if necessary. His loving ways and his laughter brought smiles to everyone. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. He is survived by three daughters; Morgan Lansdon of Alton, Elizabeth Gurley and Trinity Gurley of Newton, IL, one son: Ethan Gurley of Staunton, IL, his mother; Alice Gurley of Bethalto, two brothers; Jeff Mouser and Don Mouser of Enterprise, AL, one sister; Lisa Lyerla of Alton, one niece; Myranda Lyerla and one nephew; Kenney Lyerla, his loving Aunt (second mother) whom he had a close relationship with; Shirley Aud of Ashland, IL and her children; Robin and Alexa Waters, Eric and Erica Aud. He was preceded in death by his father; James H. Gurley. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. With Reverend Michael Paddock to officiate. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Memorials may be made to Gift of Hope, 425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-2076. Additional information and online guest book may be found at

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