Gregory L. Schurbon, 73, of New London, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at his home. He was born March 26, 1949 in Clinton, Iowa to Herman Junior “Judge” and Roberta Joanne Plambeck Schurbon. He married Melodey S. Hayes; they later divorced. On November 12, 1988 he married Connie Anderson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Following graduation from Clinton High School, he worked for Chicago Northwestern for two years, then joined the Army and was in the Infantry during the Vietnam war where he received two Bronze Stars. After the service he was a welder at JI Case in Burlington from 1972 until 2002.
He was a lifetime member of New London VFW and a member of New London Christian Church. He enjoyed painting pictures, motorcycle riding and shooting guns; but most of all he loved music. He played guitar, piano and drums in three different bands; The Bobbie Grand Larson Band; Black Velvet; and the last band he was in was River City Express.
Besides his wife of New London, he is survived by his children, Karri (Tom) Yeater of Rock Island, Damien (Pam) Schurbon of Mt. Pleasant, Julie (Wes) Orth of Burlington, and Renae Schurbon of Springhill, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; his siblings, Debbie Everson of Bradenton, Florida, Cheri Beckwith of Des Moines, Mark (JoEllen) Schurbon of Clinton, Karen (Mark) Otto of Clinton, Donna Schurbon (Denny Jones) of Clinton, and Cindy (Doug) Brandenberg of Clive; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Katie Schurbon; sister Vicki Montgomery; brother Gary Comstock; sister in infancy, Linda; and nephew Brian Everson.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday at Elliott Chapel, New London, with the family present to greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. The funeral service for Mr. Schurbon will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 24, 2022 at New London Christian Church with Pastor Nathan Cooper officiating. Burial with military rites by Henry County Honor Guard will follow the service at Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. A memorial has been established for the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.