Mr. Gurley retired from Colonial Bread as a regional manager.
He attended World Harvest Church in Paducah, was a DJ for WKYQ and was a licensed ham radio operator.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Yvonne Gurley; five daughters, Shanna Slaseymeyer of Paducah, Rhonda Yates of Metropolis, Lindsey Childres of Simpson, Sarah Hicks of La Center, Ky. and Grace Koehler of Vienna; his mother, Ruth Irene Stokes Gurley of Johnson City; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lori Gurley; and one brother.
A service will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to World Harvest Church, 3250 Steele Rd, Paducah, KY 42003.
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.