Kim James Gourley was born on March 16, 1946 in Carnagie, Oklahoma to Ira James and Daisy Eugenia (Lawson) Gourley. He graduated Beaver High School and had moved to Cherokee, Oklahoma three years ago. Kim was preceded in death by his parents. He died in the Cherokee Manor Nursing Facility on July 1, 2015. His sister, Lanell Harris and three nephews survive him.