Obituary for Wallace McLean Gourley

Wallace McLean Gourley, age 96, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. 

Born in Reidsville, NC on August 29, 1926, he was a son of the late Toby and Mozelle Gourley. 

Wallace served in the United States Army for 3 years during World War II. He then went on to work as the Customer Service Manager for Fieldcrest Mills for 42 years before retiring. He and his wife Carolyn moved to Southern Pines to enjoy the golf community. Wallace just couldn’t resist and went to work for Pinehurst #8 as a ranger for 19 years. 

He was preceded in death by his son: Chip Gourley; brothers: Malcom and Melvin Gourley; step-brother: Willard Gourley; and step-sister: Janie Kilpatrick. 

Wallace is survived by his wife of 46 years: Carolyn Gourley of Southern Pines; son: Brent Gourley of Gastonia, NC; step-son: Tony France and wife Julie of Denver, NC; brother: Frank Gourley and wife Alice of Henry, VA; two granddaughters: Morgan and Taylor. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Pinelawn Memorial Park chapel in Southern Pines, NC. 

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Powell Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gourley family.

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