Russell "Russ" W. Gourley  
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Russell "Russ" W. Gourley

Born: August 11, 1925
Died: February 21, 2012

Russell W. “Russ” Gourley of Babson Park passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Grace Health Care in Lake Wales.

He was born August 11, 1925 in Lowell, MA to the late Harry Russell & Ida Mae (Olson) Gourley; and he came here from Tewksbury, MA in 1988. He retired from Tewksbury Massachusetts Fire Department. He was a member of the Tewksbury Elks Lodge, The Tewksbury Lions Club, Sons of The American Legion, Lake Wales Elks Lodge and Lake Wales Moose Lodge; he was a horseman, enjoyed woodworking, and was a building contractor before joining the fire department in 1965. He loved his family and friends. Russ was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred A. Gourley and a sister, Virginia Ruth Girard.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan L. Welborn of Babson Park; son, Russell W. Gourley, Jr. (Jill) of Newburyport, MA; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 am until the memorial service at 11:00 am Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Rev. Joe Mattox officiating. In place of flowers, please send a donation to the Corner Stone Hospice (2590 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881-9894).

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