Roger Elmer Shurling

Augusta, GA – Roger Elmer Shurling, 87, husband of Martha Murphy Shurling, entered into rest Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 4, at 11:00 AM from Westview Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the graveside.
Mr. Shurling, son of the late Roger Gamble and Rosa Tyson Shurling, was born in Harrison, GA. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a truck driver with Brown Transport for 37 years and he attended First Alliance Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Roger Stanley Shurling and his wife, Karen, of Groveland, FL; his daughter, Susan Lynn Lass, of Ft Myers, FL; his brother, Billy E. Shurling, of Thomson; his sister, Mary S. Guthrie, of Knoxville, TN; his grandchildren, Jennifer Roberts, of Naugatuck, CT, and Brynn Lass, of Covington, GA; and his great grandchildren, Asia, Jasmine, Ryland, and Patrick.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.

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12 responses to “Roger Elmer Shurling”

  1. the most loving dad in the world. I will miss you my hero. I love you so very much. I loved being your daughter. You are my angel in heaven now.

  2. My “daddy” for 25 years; a humble man, steadfast and loyal to his wife and children, lovable and friendly to everyone he met, accomodating and supportive to those in need. I adored you, Daddy. Thank you for giving of yourself to all of us. Heaven is surely enriched by your presence.

  3. sosso sorry for your loss,it hard to lose a daddy. my prayers and thoughts go out to you guys.may God be with you and give you comfort during this time. much love and hugs Gail

  4. Lynn I am truly sadden by the news of your Dad. I can tell we both had the same type of relationship with our Dads….They hung the moon and we they were always there for any and everything 🙂 . Now they will watch over us from heaven (I feel my Dads presence so many times )
    I pray for God to be with you and your family and you all find peace and happiness from your loving memories.

  5. Lynn, God Bless you and Stanley, I am so sorry! Uncle Elmer was truely a sweet man, always kind to everyone. If there is anything I can do for you let me know.

    Love ya,


  6. Mr. Shurling was such a dear, sweet man; he was so special to so many! Ron and I send our sincere condolences to all of the Shurling family; may each of you find peace and comfort during this very sad time, and please know that Mr. Shurling will always hold a special place in my heart.

  7. i never got to meet you but your daughter lynn has told me what a great man you where, you will be missed. RIP

  8. This box isn’t long enough to explain my Papa or tje 30 years I experienced with him. I reminded him of all our memories on his last day. And he tried his best to respond to his favorites. I mostly reminded him of the many years of my life he’s raised me and the summers I spent with him. They don’t make men these days as good as they made him. My Papa was my best friend! He took care of me, fed me, clothed me, walked me to school and was there waiting for me when I got done. He taught me to drive a boat, how to fish, how to drive Nanny’s Oldsmobile ( as long as I didn’t tell her) and he took me to get ice cream. Every night we’d go to the Jiffy and he’d get Butter Pecan and I’d get Rocky Road. We would watch the Braves while he cut & peeled fresh fruit for me and our bird. It’s funny because, every night I’d listen to him complain at how Bobby Coxx was the worst thing to hit the Braves. My Papa was and has been the ONLY consistant man in my life. He’s the only one who hasn’t turn their back on me and pushed me when I felt like stopping.
    Papa ALWAYS told me when I fell off my horse to get up, dust myself off and get back on. I’ve heard those words many a times throughtout my struggles. Until March 30th the most precious moments of my life had been the days I brought my children into this world. I’ve now added a fourth and that’s the day I sat in that bed with him at the VA for hours holding his hand while he rested his head on mine. We sat like best friends talking about 30 years worth of memories from Green Acres tv show all the way to his garden. He moved and responded so much the nurses were astounded. I made my piece with him. It was time to go and I told him I was so proud of him and the life he’d led. I told him so was Nanny, so was Stan, so was mom and so was his grandbabies. I’ll never forget those short, WONDERFUL, hours with him. I love you Papa and I’ll make sure I get back on every time I fall off.

  9. Let’s not forget he made the best hotcakes in Georgia! Always got up with the chickens and read the paper, talked sports, politics, and loved animals so much. He knew a little something about everything. He was a great role model for all.

  10. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.Im sure he was blessed by the love and care he received from you these last months. For a man who did to alot of giving, to have that returned by those he loved, I’m sure meant more than he was able to express. Good job. God bless you

  11. My deepest sympathies to Lynn and the rest of the family of Roger. I can only wish that I had met this dear sweet man.

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