Gurnie Eugene James was born on May 26, 1942 to Gurney and Mary James in Culbertson Nebraska.
He married Adel James on January 23, 2010. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany for three years. After he was discharged he worked as a truck driver until he retired and decided to have his own upholstery business.
Gurnie loved to collect John Wayne memorabilia and loved to watch country movies. He enjoyed listening to Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers. He enjoyed watching rodeo, and would even travel to see them. He had the gift of being able to talk to others easily.
Gurnie is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Adelina James and his beloved dogs Nugget and Binky.