Louis C. Purnell
Louis C. Purnell
  • June 21, 1930 - August 31, 2016
  • Fort Myers, Florida

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Louis “Lou” Cannon Purnell, 86, of North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Parsonsburg passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his daughter Linda’s home where he had lived for the past 10 years. Born June 21, 1930 in Wicomico County he was the son of the late George M. Purnell and Gladys C. Truitt. Lou retired from Dresser Wayne in 1992 after 39 years of service as an Inspector Supervisor where he was also a member of the Local Union #354 for retirees. He was an AARP member and 50 year lifetime member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge #654 including Legion of the Moose, Fellowship Degree, and 25 Club member Moose. In 1976 Lou was inducted into the Fast Pitch Softball League Hall of Fame as a left fielder. He was an avid Nascar and sports fan who enjoyed watching anything that was sports related. He was most dedicated to the Boston Red Sox since 1947 and the Washington Redskins. He is survived by two children, Linda Pearce and her husband Jimmy and Larry Purnell and his wife Debbie all of North Ft. Myers, FL; step daughter, Connie Jones of Salisbury; grandchildren, Natalie White and Nicole English and her husband Kevin English; great-grandchildren, Emma and Johanna White; sister-in-law Lorraine Newton and her husband Gerald. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mabel Purnell; wife, Gladys H. Purnell; and son-in-law, Richard “Dick” Riley. A Celebration of Lou’s life will be held Friday at 2pm at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior. Interment will follow in Wicomico Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 400, Salisbury, MD 21804 in memory of his late wife Gladys.