William (Bill) Morton Gulley, Sr., 86
Published 8:55 pm Sunday, October 3, 2021
William (Bill) Morton Gulley, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 26, 2021. He was born in Sharpsburg, Kentucky on January 19, 1935, to the late Virgil and Marjorie McKenzie Gulley.
Bill was a graduate of Kentucky School for the Deaf in 1956. He worked on his family’s farm with his father until he started working at Genesco as a Leather Shoe Cutter from 1965 to 1970. He worked as a Gas Meter Reader at Western Kentucky Gas Company/Atmos Energy from 1970 until his retirement in 1995.
He absolutely loved his family and was a loving husband, son, father, grandpa, father-in-law, uncle, and brother. He loved traveling with his loving wife Carolyn, being around his friends, teasing people, calling each of his lady friends his “sweetheart,” playing poker with his Midas touch, playing golf, working in the yard, and bowling of which he won many trophies from playing in the bowling league at Bowlarama and in many deaf bowling tournaments.
He was a member of Kentucky School for the Deaf Alumni Association (Hall of Fame as a Leader), Kentucky Association of the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf, National Fraternal Society of the Deaf/ Catholic Order of Foresters (Officer positions & Hall of Fame), Dixie Deaf Bowling Association (Hall of Fame). He was a Kentucky Colonel. He volunteered selling tickets at Kentucky School for the Deaf’s
athletic events. He enjoyed being involved in his children and grandchildren’s school sporting events and academic successes.
In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a daughter Pamela Sue Gulley; a sister, Barbara Gulley Furr; and a brother-in-law, Floyd Furr.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Gulley; his daughter, Amy (Billy) Lange; his son, Billy Gulley Jr.; his two grandchildren, Brooke Lange and Kyle (Skylor Singleton) Lange; his nephew, Glenn (Carol) Furr; great-niece, Laura (Chris) Chittum; great-nephew, John Furr and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. An NFSD/COF Ritual was performed during the visitation. Funeral service was Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Rev. Jack Williamson officiated.
The family gratefully acknowledges the wonderful care of Dr. Richard Hempel and his Staff, Bo Eppinghoff and the McDowell Rehabilitation Services Staff, Heritage Hospice, Interpreters from the Central Kentucky Interpreter Referral, Interpreters from the Kentucky School for the Deaf Interpreting Department and Stith Funeral Home.
Memorial donations in remembrance of Bill may be made to KSDCFI – Jacobs Hall Museum, Attn: Rhonda Bodner, KSD, 303 South 2nd Street, Danville, KY 40422. The online guestbook and our Hugs from Home program are available at www.stithcares.com.