Robert Purcell, 89, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 2, 2012.
He had owned and operated C & I Specialty Construction Company of which he co-founded. He was past president of Association General Contractors of East Tennessee. He was Director Emeritus of Community National Bank, formerly Rossville Bank. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S Lexington. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lakeview.
He was preceded in death by a son, Larry L. Purcell; and parents, James Truman and Lucille Jones Purcell.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Castleberry Purcell; son, Robert (Sandra) Purcell, Chattanooga; daughter, Janice Elaine Purcell, Chattanooga; brother, Jack Purcell, Ringgold; sister, Carolyn Kirby, Flat Rock, Ala.; two grandchildren; Deana (William) McGlocklin, Robert Chip (Erica) Purcell; three great-grandchildren; Anslee McGlocklin, Will Purcell and Brittany Portwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home chapel, with Reverend Patrick Cooper and Dr. LeRoy Spinks officiating. Burial will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be Leonard Miles, Jim Crittenden, Don Brown, George Eaves, Luther Masingill, Jerry Pond, Fred Edgemon, Wayne Thomas, Rod Callahan and Wayne Ervin. Honarary pallbearers will be Shipley Sunday School Class.
The family would like to thank special caregivers, Dee Dee Davis and Sheryl Carter for their loving care.
Contributions may be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist of Lakeview, 10 Hudson Street, Rossville, Ga. 30741 or Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.
The family will receive friends from 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.