Clifford Dean Gourley


Dean was born July 5, 1938 in Kendalia, TX to Virgil and Bernice (Kneupper) Gourley and died Feb. 15, 2017 In San Marcos, TX. He was preceded in death by both his parents.

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, Feb. 19, from 2-5 p.m. at Pennington  Funeral Home in San Marcos.

Funeral will be Monday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. 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,


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