2010-03-25 / Obituaries

William V. Gurney Sr., 86

William V. Gurney Sr., 86, of Jamestown died March 14, 2010, at R.I. Hospital in Providence with his family at his bedside.

He was the husband of the late Louise (Douglas) Gurney.

Bill was born in Newport, R.I. on April 23, 1923, the son of the late Vernon and Bertha Gurney.

He served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific during WWII and in Korea. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at Quonset Point Naval Air Station and at the Newport Naval Base. He enjoyed fishing, quahogging and taking care of his gardens and yard, which gave him great pleasure.

He is survived by his sons, William V. Gurney Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Greensboro, N.C. and Alfred Gurney and his wife, Lynn, of Portsmouth; his daughters, LouAnn Budrock of Jamestown and Suzanne MacDonald of East Hampton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

Burial will be private at the Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Jamestown Fire Dept.

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