- 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
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
"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 !
Virginia Beach , VA"
"we're so sorry for your loss and that we could not be there with and for you
Love you guys
"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
Ft Myers, Fl 33905"
"Prayers and condolences to the Family.
Virginia Beach, Va"
"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.
Las Vegas, NV 89142"
"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"
"Sorry for your loss. We love you and will be here for you always.
Virginia Beach, Va"
":( 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.
"Prayers go out to you an your family
KEVIN & CAROLINE Richardson
"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 ::
"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.
virginia beach, va"
"Rest in peace.
"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.
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