Clyde Gurley Jr., longtime resident of Douglas, died May 8, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. He was born February 15, 1925 in Dyersburg, TN.
He was happily married to his wife, Lucille, for 52 years. After her passing he took time to write a book about his life, which is now treasured by his family that remains. Clyde enjoyed visits with his family, traveling when he could, caring for his pets, going to yard sales, and visiting with the local Border Patrol agents in town. He will be remembered for his strength of character, his spirit of love and generosity, his faith in God, his shining example of fatherhood, and his devotion as a husband. He will be dearly missed by his family and his many friends he has had through the years.
Clyde is survived by his stepson Steven (Becky) Smith of Tucson and grandson Colin Smith of Colorado; his stepdaughter Katherine Pfister of Dewey, AZ and grandson Mark (Meghan) Pfister and great-grandchildren Ethan and Briseis Pfister, of Phoenix; his son Paul T. Gurley of Tucson; his daughter Anne G. (David) Klever and grandsons Jacob and Brandon Klever of Prescott, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Smile Train (www.Smiletrain.org) or the local Humane Society.