William Cecil Purcell, age 92, of Caneyville, KY, passed away Friday, (June 7, 2013) at Springview Health and Rehab in Leitchfield, KY.
He was born on July 4, 1920, in Short Creek, KY, the son of the late Clarence Ray and Ona Dennison Purcell.
He was a farmer, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hunting ginseng. He was a Baptist by faith, and member of the Short Creek Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Carter Purcell; one son, Jim Purcell and his wife, June, all of Caneyville; five grandchildren, Tracey Elmore, Darren Purcell, Scott Purcell, Allen Tabor, and Jamie Tabor; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Seth, and Sophia Elmore, and Robert and Ethan Purcell.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Clarence Edward Purcell, and one brother, Malcolm Purcell.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, (June 9, 2013) at Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. Bro. Chester Shartzer will be officiating. Burial will be in the New Hope cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. Sunday until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hosparus of Central KY, or to the New Hope Cemetery fund.