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April 5, 1941 - September 18, 2021
Service Date September 21, 2021
The family and friends will meet at Louisville Cemetery 2:00 P.M. Tuesday September 21, 2021 for graveside funeral services with Rev. Justin Thomas, and Rev. Charles Thomas officiating.
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Bennett Leroy Purkey, 80 of Louisville, passed away Saturday September 18th 2021. He was retired many years from The Marble Quarry, Friendsville, TN.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Alene Thomas. The love of his life; His parents Marvin Purkey and Glaydys Walker; 3 brothers, Howard Purkey, Jerry Purkey and Dennis Purkey and grandson Manuel McMurray. He is survived by his children, Charles “Tootie” Purkey, Soletha “Tia” Gilbert “Tim Lentz” and Roma Lee Latham “John Burchfield”, 12 Grandchildren, Danny Latham, Freddie Latham, Sydney Latham “ Derick Kelley” Lyndsey Latham, Kenzie Sudman “Logan Morton”, Kassidy Sudman “ Vincent Hughes”, Jerika Sudman “Brandon Ledford”, Jacquelyn Sudman, Scott Sudman III , Stone Sudman, Kelsey & Bodie Burkhalter”and Kristin McMurray. 10 great grand children, Bo Kelley, Holley Mingie, Akiralynn Latham, Peyton Latham-Harris, Lily Burkhalter, Mason Brown, Neveah Burkhalter, Kinley Burkhalter, Nova Burkhalter and Ryder Hughes and 3 loving sisters, Wilma Simerly, Regina & Tommy Anderson and Teresa Locklear and Several Nieces and Nephews that he loved very dearly and life long best friend Jimmy Weaver.