He married his high school sweetheart, Leola (Kruckemeyer) Gourley in Blanco on June 21, 1957. He was raised in Kendalia, moved to Blanco in the 3rd grade, mechanic’d for Horace Barker at Barker Motors in Blanco. After moving to San Marcos in 1957, he and Leola bought their long-time home where they raised their family. He worked at Jack Hughes Motors as a mechanic before the construction career in road construction. He was employed by RB Bowden Construction, Hays County Gravel, Cen-Tex Materials and 4G Materials.
He is survived by his wife Leola, son David Dean Gourley, daughter-in-law Becky Bray, daughter Cindy Gourley-Martin and son-in-law Collins Martin, grandchildren, Dustin Bray (Jennifer), Payden Price, Spencer Gourley, and Laura Price, and new great-grandbabies Dillon and Caroline Bray.
There was always a good story, cold drink, and a lot of laughs when he was around. His love of life was easy to see in his family and friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 19th from 2-5 at Pennington Funeral Home in San Marcos.
Funeral will be Monday, February 20th, 1:00 pm at First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland Street, San Marcos. Graveside services will follow in Kendalia at the Kneupper Cemetery at 3:30.
Pall Bearers are; Dustin Bray, Payden Price, Spencer Gourley, Laura Price, Becky Bray, and Collins Martin
In lieu of flowers, the family asks a memorial be made to First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland Street, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-353-4311. www.penningtonfuneralhome.com
Jeani Sanderfer SmithFebruary 19th, 2017 on 4:29 pm
Leola, My heart aches for you at your loss; we still miss Bob and it has been years since he left…. BUT we have such wonderful memories of dinners, ready mix conventions, good friends and good times. Dean’s love will always surround you and your family and his presence will keep you warm.
Jeani Sanderfer Smith
(and Bob Sanderfer)
Vickie HolbrookFebruary 22nd, 2017 on 7:26 pm
My deepest sympathy to you, Leola, and your family.