He was saved at an early age and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. He was a road grader operator for the Claiborne County Highway Dept. for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Bertha Gulley; brother: Denvil Gulley; sisters: Ocie Hampton, Ina Mae Lambert.
He is survived by his wife: Beulah Gulley of Tazewell; sons: Lavon and wife Donna Gulley of Tazewell, Layford Lynn Gulley of Harrogate, Larry Allen Gulley of Harrogate; daughters: Brenda Kay and husband Mark Cosby of Tazewell, and Joann Long of Tazewell; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother: Virgil and wife Nora Gulley of Harrogate; sisters: Ola Brooks of Tazewell, Essie Daniels of Springfield, Oh, Retha Cavins of Springfield, Oh; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Gulley and Rev. Hobert Daniels officiating. Music was provided by The Poplar Grove Singers. Burial in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bobby Long, Dustin Long, Shelby Gulley, Mark Cosby, Don Gulley, and Wayne Gulley.
Claiborne Funeral Home in charge.