Funeral services for Mr. Hugh H. Purnell will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Gary McCaleb officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Saturday 1-3 PM at Ligon & Bobo.
Mr. Purnell, age 81 of Lebanon passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon.
Born September 21, 1936, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Walter Dayton and Hughlette Hamblen Purnell. He was a member of Laguardo Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army from 1960-1962 and the Tennessee National Guard from 1962-1965. He retired from Dupont in 1998. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Kittie Speight and Charline Smith.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Helen Lawrence Purnell; two daughters, Melissa (Bill) Morrison and Lynn (Scott) Smith; three grandchildren, Jake (Brandilyn) Smith, Jaime Morrison, and Kristen (Cody) Swayze; four great grandchildren, Eilem Smith, Eden Smith, Braylen Higgs, and Wyatt Smith; brother, Walter Dayton Purnell Jr.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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