Leonard Louis Gurney

09/25/1950 ~


Leonard Louis Gurney was born September 25, 1950 to Edward and Julia Gurney in Marlin, Texas.  He passed away on October 25, 2022.  Leonard spent his childhood on a farm in Bremond, Texas, riding horses and fishing local ponds and lakes.  He moved to Houston in the late 70’s and found work at Crown Zellerback paper company.  There he met his bride of 37 years.  Leonard and Zandra worked hard and created a loving home for their children, family and friends.  They often pitched a tent and enjoyed a good campfire.  Later in life they traveled by cruise lines to different countries.  Leonard worked as a machinist at Boring Specialties and later retired from Timken Ind.  In retirement he loved riding his horse Lady, fishing in his boat and spending time with family.  His deliciously famous smoked brisket and barbeque ribs brought family and friends together to share a meal.  His strong calm presence will be missed.

Leonard is proceeded in death by his wife Zandra Gurney.  Preceded in death by his children Caszandra (David) Bolen, George Warner IV, Paul (Gail) Warner.  Grandchildren; Sheena Bolen, Miranda (Blake) Lowry, Candice (Justin) Broussard, Carol (Daniel) Howard, Jazmine Martin, Jessica Warner, Krystal Warner, Matthew Warner.  Great grandchildren; Alice Bolen, Emma Bolen, Joel Lowry, Hudson Broussard, Hayden Broussard.  Sibling proceeded in death Catherine Gurney.  Siblings proceeded in life Barbara (Ray) Rawlins, Twin brother Richard (Lesley) Gurney, Frances McCain, Martha Crain, Edward (Darlene) Gurney, Patricia Gurney.  Many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Darst Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022 at St. Martha’s Catholic Church. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2022 at Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, Texas,

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7 thoughts on “Leonard Louis Gurney”

  1. Leonard was an amazing person and brother; and he had a remarkable life with so many loving him. I feel blessed to have been his sister. He will be missed.

  2. Shirley Laskowski

    Dear Gurney Family, I am so sorry to hear about Leonard’s passing. I have great childhood Memories when we visited ya’ll in Bremond. May God give each of you strength to get through the sad days ahead.
    Deepest Sympathy to All.

  3. Leonard was a fine man. And wonderful brother in law! Enjoyed him when we visited and at family events! He will surely be missed by all that knew him!

  4. Leonard was a good Man. And Brother-in-law that help family and friends when needed! I enjoyed visiting him and at family events! Leonard will be missed by all that knew him.

  5. Mr.Leonard was an amazing person.He left a huge hole in our hearts & everyone @ our horse stables.Rest In Peace Cowboy.

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