Billy Gene Gurien

September 14, 1934 - October 20, 2012

Billy Gene Gurien

September 14, 1934 - October 20, 2012


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Obituary for Billy Gene Gurien

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Mr. Billy Gene Gurien, Sr., 78, of Troy passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of October 20, 2012 in the company of his high school sweetheart and wife since March 21, 1975, Margaret, and his son, Billy Gene, Jr. The last word he ever wrote or said was addressed to Margaret and said, simply, "sweetheart."
Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Troy First Baptist Church. Dr. Vann Kissell and Brother Larry Hitesman will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Troy First Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gurien was born September 14, 1934, in Miston, son of the late Carry C. and Lockie (Ragan) Gurien. He worked for over twenty one years for Charles Todd, Inc. in several cities including St. Louis, Memphis, Paducah, Mayfield, and Owensboro. Gene retired as Operations Manager of Gurien Finishing Company, Inc. in 1991. He was an active community leader having served as a Troy City Alderman and had been a member of the Mayfield, Kentucky Jaycees where he was a past president. He had also served on the Graves County Chamber of Commerce and the Graves County Fair Board. An avid sportsman, including fishing and hunting, Gene won several golfing awards, including four holes-in-one at Wynridge Golf Course. He was a member of Troy First Baptist Church. His word was his bond and if you ever met him, you remembered him.
Gene was preceded in death by his wife Vickie (Arnold) Gurien, his son, Robert Carry C. Gurien, and granddaughters, Avery Dayne Gurien and Dana Marie King.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret "Granny" (Jones) Gurien; three sons, Jerome Allen King of Kentucky, Billy Gene Gurien, Jr. of Tennessee and David Wayne Gurien and his mother Nell of Tennessee; two daughters and their husbands, Paulette Louella and Randy Moseley of Kentucky, and Lockie Joyle and Buster Tuck of Tennessee; four step-daughters and their three husbands, Anna Jane Howard and Mike Bishop of Texas, Jennifer Louise and Scott Denham of Georgia, Teresa Pauline and James Koon of Florida and Tammy Elaine Howard of Tennessee; one step-son and his wife, Charles Stanley and Elaine Howard of Georgia; twenty grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Patsy Gurien and Ray and Lola Hurst; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Shirley and Bob Moffitt, Judy and Butch Byars, Linda and Greg Moore, Betty Gurien and Reba Armstrong.

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