Robert James Purl

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Robert James Purl

Robert James Purl, 69, of St. Francis, Ark., passed away December 19, 2013, at the Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark.

He was born on April 27, 1944, in Ripley County, Mo., and was the son of the late Elvie and Nancy Mae (Wallace) Purl.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Junior Purl.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Byrum Purl of Trumann, Ark.; children: Tim Purl and wife Pam of Senath, Mo., Patsy Finley of Nimmons, Ark. and Mark Byrum of Trumann, Ark.; grandchildren: Shelly Machon, Christie Burdin, Annie Hicks, Austin Thompson, J.W. Fox, Terry Finley and Heather Collins; great-grandchildren: James, Trista, Cierra, Jaiden and Conner; a brother, William Purl and wife Mary of Piggott, Ark.; a sister, Sue Swearingin of Texas and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Alan Austin officiating. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Saturday evening at the funeral home.

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