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Leeroy Purcell

September 8, 1932 — December 9, 2016

Leeroy Purcell, 84, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family and under the care of Bethany Hospice. He was born in Glennville on September 8, 1932 to Enoch W. and Minnie Lee Barnard Purcell and lived here all of his life. He was a 1950 graduate of Glennville High School, a 1958 graduate of Brewton Parker College and a 1962 graduate of Georgia Southern University. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran and retired from the Georgia National Guard. He was employed with the Tattnall County Board of Education as a teacher and coach retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Glennville VFW post # 8379 and member of the Retired Teacher's Association and an official referee for many years. He loved to fish, hunt work in his garden and be with his family. He was a member of the Glennville First Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents: grandmother, Viana Purcell; brother, Eugene and James Purcell; and a grandson, Justin Keith McCloud.
Survivors include:
Wife of 60 years. Mary Dixon Purcell of Glennville, GA
Children: Glenn and Sonya Purcell and
Gloria and Danny Dubberly, all of Glennville, GA
Grandchildren: Brandon Purcell, Reed Purcell, Sydney Purcell, Casey Dubberly Giddens (Eric), Bruce Daniel Dubberly IV.
Great-grandchildren: Ava Giddens , Quinn Giddens and Grant Giddens
Sister in Law: Merriam Purcell of Glennville, GA
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm, Monday, December 12, 2016 at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Howard officiating. Burial will be in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors.
Pallbearers: Brandon Purcell, Reed Purcell, Eric Giddens, Bruce Daniel Dubberly IV,
Lee Garner, Charles Walker, Steve Dixon, Ray Dixon and Milton Carter.
Honorary Pallbearers: Friendship Sunday School Class and retired Teachers Association

Visitation
Monday, December 12, 2016
12:30 PM 12/12/2016 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/12/2016 2:00:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes - Glennville Chapel

206 N. Veterans Boulevard
PO Box 609
Glennville, GA 30427

Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes - Glennville Chapel
206 N. Veterans Boulevard Glennville 30427 GA
United States
Service
Monday, December 12, 2016
2:00 PM 12/12/2016 2:00:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes - Glennville Chapel

206 N. Veterans Boulevard
PO Box 609
Glennville, GA 30427

Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes - Glennville Chapel
206 N. Veterans Boulevard Glennville 30427 GA
United States
Location

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

8819 u s Hwy 301 North
Glennville, GA 30427

8819 u s Hwy 301 North Glennville 30427 GA
United States
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