Funeral services for Mr. Ben C. Purnell will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Roland Scruggs and Bro. Bill Owen officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-7 PM and Tuesday after 10 AM at Ligon &Bobo.
Mr. Purnell, age 84, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, at his home.
Born October 27, 1935, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Roe Carter Purnell and Claire Collinsworth Purnell. He retired from Metro Transit Authority (MTA) as Director of Transportation. He had worked there for over thirty years. He served in the Tennessee Army National Guard, and was a member of Leeville United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Purnell Phillips, and two brothers, Carter Purnell and Charles Purnell.
He is survived by his wife of over fifty nine years, Evelyn Prescott Purnell; son and daughter in law, Ben Kevin and Crystal Purnell; grandchildren: Lindsey (Casey) Conder and Zachary Purnell; great granddaughter, Addilyn Grace Conder; bonus grandchildren: Joze and Colton Lindquist; and sister in law, Helen Purnell.
Honorary pallbearers: MTA Retirees
Active pallbearers: Zach, Tommy & David Purnell, Casey Conder, Ed Holland, and Colton Lindquist.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Suncrest Home Health Care and Avalon Hospice for their special care
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com