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James Gorley, Jr.

James Harlan Gorley, Jr.

March 4, 1947 - May 19, 2020
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James Harlan Gorley, Jr., 73, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was born in Danville, Kentucky on March 4, 1947 to the late James Harlan Gorley and Winifred Grace Cornish, Sr. and was the husband of 51 years to Valerie Anne Webster Gorley.

James was a United States Navy Veteran and a member of Sycamore Church of Christ where he was the former minister for several years. He enjoyed meeting and talking to new people and was frequently adopting shelter dogs and taking in strays. His favorite dog who survives him is Sam.

In addition to his wife Valerie, James is survived by four children, Jim (Krista) Gorley, Brian Patrick Gorley, Megan Elizabeth Gorley Van Hoose, Matthew Timothy (Autumn) Gorley, ten grandchildren, Merica, Max, Matilda Gorley, Samuel Harlan Gorley, Katherine King, Gabriel Van Hoose, Zara Jordan Van Hoose, Ella, Emma, Elijah Gorley, and siblings, Debbie (Benny) McCarty and Rusty (Nancy) Gorley.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Dean Gorley.

The funeral service and visitation will be private and burial will be in Elder Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim, Matthew, Brian, Max, Samuel Gorley and Gabriel Van Hoose.

Honorary Bearers are Dr. Colin Raitiere, Jerry Lanham, Dudley Shepperson, Johnny Moore, and Billy Gorley.

To abide by regulations set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 33% occupancy of the funeral home will be in practice and attendees are asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.

Services are under the direction of Walden Funeral Home Perryville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Sycamore Church of Christ or Danville Boyle County Humane Society.
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Rita Gorley

Posted at 10:00am
Kelvin and I have donated to the Danville Boyle County Humane Society in Jimmy's memory.

Rita Gorley

Posted at 09:51am
Valerie and family, Kelvin and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were talking about how much Alex thought of Jimmie when he was in school. Our thoughts are prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Cheryl Young Shute

Posted at 12:11pm
My deepest Sympathy to the Gorley Family.
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Posted at 02:46pm
We are all sorry for your lose and thinking of you. Georgetown and Louisville branches. Brenntag Mid-South
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Deborah Johnson

Posted at 02:10pm
To the Gorley family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Jimmy has found a better place, but I know that leaves a hole in your hearts. Know that others care.

Debbie Johnson
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