Kent Michael Purcell
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 4, 1953
  • Place of birth:
    Haver De Grace, Maryland, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 23, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Florida, United States
Let the memory of Kent be with us forever

Lehigh Acres- Kent Michael Purcell, 61, died on Friday, January 23,2015 while surrounded by his loving family. 

Kent leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Purcell; his son, Aaron 
Edwards; his daughters, Crystal Hicks and Lisa Edwards; son in law, Willie 
Hicks; and his four grandchildren, Jakiell Hicks, Alicia Hicks, Tianna 
Harrell, and Lillianna Harrell. Other family members include, Candy Flower, 
Wilbur Flower, and Nathan Flower. 

Kent was born in Haver De Grace, Maryland to the parents of William Purcell 
and Joan Purcell. He has traveled all over the world but finally landed in 
Virginia to raise his family. After many years in Virginia he settled in 
Florida to get away from the cold weather. 

Kent was a jack of all trades. In his early years, he made a career as an 
auto mechanic. He took pride in his work and it showed through his kindness 
by helping others. He was always building his tool collection and had cars 
that needed work. He was able to do anything to a car from the body work 
and the paint job, to the engine work. He was also capable of repairing 
things around the house including; plumbing, electrical, drywall, roofing, 
framing, and painting. He was always busy doing repairs at home or helping 
others with side jobs. 

Kent has always had a passion for animals. Cats were his love. He would 
bring home all different animals because he felt they too, needed to be fed 
and loved. 

Kent was an un-baptized Jehovah's Witness or over 30 years. He loved 
attending the meetings and used every opportunity to witness to others. He 
went to the extent of turning a school bus into a camper to use while 
traveling to build Kingdom Halls in Virginia. He eventually donated the bus 
to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses to help aid in the construction 
of many more Kingdom Halls. 

There will be a service for Kent Purcell on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 
5:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on 206 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936. 

Kent may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 4th November 2015

"R.I.P. Kent"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Dear Lisa and family , we are so very sorry for your loss.It truly is one of the most difficult experiences we will ever have in our lives. We hope that all the wonderful fun and loving memories that you have of your years together will bring you much comfort , joy and smiles. Take care and know that you are loved !


Diane Longworth
Virginia Beach , VA"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"we're so sorry for your loss and that we could not be there with and for you
Love you guys

Phyllis stone
Norfolk, Va"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"You were an Old Soul and I will miss you. I take comfort in the words Emmanuel told me when my wife died:" God doesn't consider it a tragedy every time He calls someone home" I call it "graduation from earth school." still, You will by sorely missed by your many friends and relatives. Dad

Bill Purcell
Ft Myers, Fl 33905"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Prayers and condolences to the Family.

Lon Jerks
Virginia Beach, Va"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"I wish I had more time to get to know him. The short time I got was priceless. I do remember few childhood memories I cherish. He is loved and missed! My prayers to my family.

Sunshine Henry
Las Vegas, NV 89142"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Lisa, Geoff and I send you, your mom and the rest of your family our deepest sympathies. May all the wonderful memories sustain you in this time of grief

Pia and Geoff Sweeney
Virginia Beach, VA"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Sorry for your loss. We love you and will be here for you always.

David Thompson
Virginia Beach, Va"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

":( I will always remember coming over, stopping in his room to just say hello and before I even sat down he would give me a hug, and then persuade me to sit down and watch the races with him. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. He was such a kind-hearted man that made sure whenever I came to say hello or goodbye I always got a hug. I will miss his hugs. Rest in paradise.

Amber Ryder
Norfolk, Virginia"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Prayers go out to you an your family

KEVIN & CAROLINE Richardson
NORFOLK,VA"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"That was so sweetly written. I would agree with what was said, I remember him always working on cars. Boy did he have car parts galore. I loved that garage and school bus! Many fond memories on the bus, yard, the cats, sleepovers, hide n seek, the swing, and every type of playing you could imagine. Real family vibes. I love you guys and miss you all. I learned some things I never knew about him written in the obituary but it wouldn't surprise me. Love u uncle Kent.
Katrice, you know... Kathy and Mike's daughter... :: smile ::

Katrice McClure"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"To the family, you have my deepest sympathy. Remember the good times,Hold each other close and just be there for one another. Kent will forever live in your hearts, We love you and we are praying for the entire family.

Crystal Thompson
virginia beach, va"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Rest in peace.

Yashira Pagan
Puerto Rico"

This tribute was added by ICS Cremation and Funerals, Inc. Ric Button on 9th June 2015

"Thoughts and prayers to my family during this difficult time. Kent was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother-in-law he will be missed by all. Love you Kent.

candy
orlando, Florida"


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