Mr. Charles R. Purnell age 88 of Lebanon passed away November 8, 2019. A native of the Bellwood Community in Wilson County, he was the son of the late Roe Carter Purnell and Clara Collinsworth Purnell. He was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a lifelong farmer and beef cattleman. He was a member of Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by brother, Carter Purnell; and a sister, Phyllis Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Helen Waggoner Purnell; two sons: David (Lori) Purnell, Jerry (Martha) Pack; four grandchildren: Ben and Lilly Purnell, Derek (Tammy) Pack, Jonathan (Ashley) Pack; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Ben (Evelyn) Purnell; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Rob Long officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Sunday 12 Noon- 2 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers: Charles Ben Purnell, Charles Kirkendoll, Phillip Harris, Kevin Purnell, and Hank Pack
Active pallbearers: Tommy Purnell, King Purnell, Jonathan Pack, Derek Pack, Blake Bass, and Brandon Bass
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.