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Paul Purcell

Paul Thomas Purcell

Monday, December 8th, 1947 - Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Obituary

Paul T. Purcell, 71, of Salem, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. He was born on Monday, December 8, 1947, to the late Joseph and Mary Purcell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Purcell. Paul worked in the furniture industry for forty years. He was the Vice President of Corporate Credit for Stanley and Pulaski Furniture. He was a member of FMCA (Furniture Manufacturers Credit Association) and held the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President while a member. Paul left his furniture career and began a new journey at Associated Asphalt as the Credit Manager before retiring in 2018. Paul was a devout Catholic and served his church in a multitude of capacities such as the Project 2000 Building Committee and as a member and Chair of the Parish Council. He also served for 10 years on the St. Andrews Cemetery board as the Treasurer. Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 46 years, the last 20 years as a member of Council 10015 at OLPH. Paul was a Fourth Degree Knight and held many positions including Program Director, Deputy Grand Knight and various other service program positions within the Knights. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Purcell; daughter, Melissa Yates (Mike); son, David Purcell (Angie); daughter, Kelly Grubbs (Jon); grandchildren, Nathan Yates, Emma Yates, and Sydney Yates, Allison Purcell, Emily Purcell, James Purcell, Thomas Purcell, Camden Oakes, and Kylie Grubbs. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Janet, Joe, Donnie, John, Mary, Jane Anne, Lisa, and Leslie.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 314 Turner Rd, Salem, Va. with Fr. Ken Shuping officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Roanoke with family members serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019, with a Vigil being conducted at 7 p.m. at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OLPH Church Choir.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.




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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Catholic Mass of a Christian Burial

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
    Address
    314 Turner Road
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Ken Shuping
  • Interment

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 |
    When
    Monday, April 1st, 2019
    Location
    St. Andrew's Diocesan Cemetery
    Address
    3601 Salem Trnpk, NW
    Roanoke, VA
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Karen surat

Posted at 10:16am
I know Paul to be such an intelligent man; but beyond his business savvy, his wisdom in being a man of deep faith and his fearlessness to proclaim his trust in the Lord is a life lesson I have learned from him. Joy is the true presence of God... Paul’s joy in his family and faith is inspiring! Peace , Karen Surat

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Donna James

Posted at 07:42am
Rest In Peace!!! Donna, Joseph and Donovan James.....
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Paul and Patricia Purcell

Posted at 11:02pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
Love, your cousin Paul and Patricia Purcell, Broomall, PA

Pat Purcell

Posted at 02:52pm
Love you to the moon and back Dad. So blessed to call you my Daddy. RIP
 

Kelly Grubbs Posted at 05:46pm

From your little girl, love Kelly
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Leigh Carter Cockram

Posted at 07:05pm
With loving memories of Mr. Purcell, a strong man who treated me like his own! Love and hugs to you all!!
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