Robert Higgins Gurney, 89, of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Pittsboro, died August 19, 2008 at UNC Hospital.
Mr. Gurney was born in Hartford, CT, on November 8, 1918, the son of Wilson Gurney and Lillian Connelly Gurney. He was a graduate of Colgate University, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Mr. Gurney worked for Harper & Row Publishers in New York and Chicago as a sales representative for 38 years. He enjoyed reading, golf and traveling.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Virginia Fowler Gurney; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Pat Gurney of Enka, NC, Lloyd and Nancy Gurney of Hailey, Idaho; and a grandson, Lee Gurney of Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Gurney will be cremated; no memorial service has been scheduled at this time.
Online condolences to: www.griffinfuneral.com, Select Obituaries.
Memorials to: Colgate University Annual Fund, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Contact Darcy Noland at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.