- December 25, 1959 - September 15, 2016
- Rocky Top, Tennessee
of Mark's Passing
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“When I was a kid Mark was my cousin who was larger than life. As kids, we spent time together at our Grandparent's cabin, and you could tell how...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Dave Gormley - Gig Harbor, WA
“Kelley, May God's grace and comfort surround you and your sweet children in this time of sorrow. you are in my prayers and thoughts.
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ann Manning - Oak Ridge, TN
“We are so sorry to hear this but he fought a good fight and finished the race. Now he stands healthy and whole in the presence of his Savior, Jesus....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kenny and Susan Byrd - Clinton, TN
“Kelley, Joe and I send our condolences. Our prayers are with you.
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Gray - Houston, TX - Friend
“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May Gods love and grace sustain you in the coming days.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Melanie Fillauer - Oak Ridge, TN
“Kelly, I am deeply saddened to hear this. I am Carol from H & R Block in Rocky Top. I have done your taxes for years and Mark was such a blessing to...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend
“Our sincere condolences.
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tony Glumac - Clinton, TN
“I send my love to the Gormely family at this time of loss. Prayers. May he rest in peace.
8 of 10 | Posted by: Eileen Wiese - Family
“I am saddened to hear about Mark's passing! my best memory takes me back to when he was a young child. He had such remarkable eyes! When he smiled...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Susan Guthrie - St Anthony, MN
“So sorry for loss. Mark was a great person. Love you Kelly. Andrea McGhee
10 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea Mcghee - Oak ridge, TN
Holley-Gamble Funeral Homes
Mark Joseph Gormley passed away peacefully on September 15, 2016 at his home in Rocky Top (Lake City), TN. He was a much beloved husband, father, singer, song writer, guitar player, horse whisperer, sportsman, professional airplane model builder and pilot. Mark was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on December 25, 1959. Growing up in an Air Force family, he saw and experienced much of the world. He tried his luck in California to see if "rock legend" was his calling and as it turned out God had other plans for him. Not long after returning from California, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. That set in motion a 20 year struggle to defeat this dreaded disease. Over the next 20 years he had 6 further operations and with God's blessing and guidance, beat the odds that were stacked against him. In ensuing years, he managed to complete his pilot training and went to work as a flight instructor; following which he was employed by USAir, where he rose through the ranks to become a captain. In 2003, he was blessed to fly DC8's and MD11's for UPS around the globe. During this time he met and married Kelley McCreight Gormley of Oak Ridge, TN (Ridge Greenhouse and Florist) in 2005. They subsequently settled in Lake City, TN, and were blessed with two wonderful children, Abby and JT, the joys of his life. In 2014 he exercised his right to disability retirement and spent his remaining years with his family. His belief in the healing powers of Jesus and the guidance that it gave to his life was a testimony. Those that knew him will never forget his parting message to those he loved was…..
"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there. I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die."
Mark is survived by his family:
Wife…… Kelley Gormley
Children……. Abbygail and James ( J.T.) Gormley
Mother……. Mrs. James Gormley of Niceville, FL
Brother…… Mike Gormley of Montgomery, AL
The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm with the funeral following at 3 pm, Sunday, September 18th at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Tony McAfee officiating. His graveside will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
Memorials can be made in Mark's honor to Citizens National Bank 21 Jefferson Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (865) 482-2262, in accounts that are set up for his children Abbygail and James (J.T.) Gormley
The family invites everyone to join them for food and fellowship at the Old Towne Inn in Oak Ridge TN following the graveside service.
Holley-Gamble in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
621 S Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN 37716
Tel. (865) 457-2323