David Brinkley Gurkin, 85, Hermitage, died July 30.
Gurkin was a member of Hickory Bend United Methodist Church. He was employed by the GF Puhl Company for over 20 years where he worked jobs throughout the United States and Mexico. He considered his family his treasure. Gurkin was the son of the late, William Thomas and Lydia Williams Gurkin. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, William H. Gurkin and Dalmer Gurkin and several nephews.
He is survived by: wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Gurkin; children, Debbie (Tom) Withrow, Donna (Chris) Smith and Mitzi (Richard) Anderson; grandchildren, Michelle (PJ) Brown, Nick (Kim) Withrow, Kelly Gibson, Stephen Withrow, Chad (Angie) Withrow, David (Jamie) Knight, and Nathan (Andria) Knight; great-grandchildren, Joshua Gibson, Brooklyn Knight, Judah Knight, Elisha Knight, Addy Knight and Shelby Brown.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 4, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Susan Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Chad Withrow, Joshua Gibson, Stephen Withrow, Nick Withrow, David Knight, Nathan Knight, Trent Withrow, and P.J. Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. King, Billy Gurkin, Tom Schmittou, Ed Williams, Greg Puhl, Jim McGee, and Rudy Schmittou.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Hickory Bend United Methodist Church.
Visitation was Sunday and prior to service time Monday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.