Richard L. Purcell

Born: Fri., Jan. 6, 1961
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2019

No services to be held

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Richard Len “Rick” Purcell, 58, of Oblong, IL passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in Olney, IL on January 6, 1961 to Carl and Janice Gay (Lingafelter) Purcell. He married Pam Short, they later divorced.

Rick had worked at Tempco since 1998.  Before that he had worked at Briggs Pottery for 18 years.  He attended Newton Schools and was a member of the Palestine Eagles.  He was an avid fantasy football player, enjoyed watching Nascar and the Dallas Cowboys.

Rick is survived by his, parents Carl and Janice Purcell, Willow Hill, IL; life partner Sherry Bruner, Oblong, IL; two sons and daughter-in-law Brandon Michael and Tina Purcell, Olney, IL, Justin Wayne Purcell, Newton, IL; a daughter Kirsten Nicole Purcell, Hunt City, IL; two grandchildren Michael Wayne Purcell and Chloe Marie Purcell; two step-grandchildren Jaleene Mikay Hemrich and Daniel Lee Hemrich.  He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law Debra Ann and John Bruner, Hunt City, IL; two nieces Shawna Ederer and Casey Strong, Tera and Ashlynn Ederer.

He was preceded in death by several uncles.

It was Richard’s wish that there be no services. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post 219 and may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Tim and Karla (Ferguson) Keller
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. I went to Willow Hill school with him.

Carl Phillips
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family.

Joe and Donna Bayne
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Gary Matheney
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss , he was a super good guy I will miss him also. Gary

Jim Bailey
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
sorry for his passing, prayers for all the family, he is missed at tempco

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