Terry Mark Purcell, 63, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from cancer. He had been under the loving care of his family since his diagnosis last fall.
Terry was born July 10, 1951, in Idaho Falls to Mark Hubert Purcell and Helen Grant Purcell. He grew up and attended schools in Ammon and graduated from Bonneville High School in 1969. He also attended Brigham Young University and served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in Ecuador.
On Feb. 8, 1974, he married Ellen Kristine Cook in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Terry was a farmer and electrician and co-owned Electrical Support Services.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as Elders Quorum president, High Priest Group Leader, Sunday School teacher, choir director and in many other capacities over the years.
Terry enjoyed flying, farming, singing, leading the choir and playing the guitar.
Terry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kristine; daughters, Jodi Kae (Blaine) Jones and Rebecca Ane (Chet) Thompson, both of Idaho Falls; sons, Brent James (Terresa) Purcell of Taylor, Idaho, and Douglas Terry (Kara) Purcell of Idaho Falls; mother, Helen Purcell of Ammon; brother, Blake (Diana) Purcell of Blackfoot; sisters, Marcele (Harold) Tanner and Meralee (Bart) Cook, both of Goshen, Idaho, Natillie (Mark) Vos of California and Darlou (Nathan) Gams of New Hampshire; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Hubert Purcell; a son, Jayson Mark Purcell; and his grandparents, Leonard and Tillie Purcell and Clarence and Mamie Grant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Ammon LDS 26th Ward, 1100 S. Tiebreaker Drive, with Bishop Sam Pinson officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services, both times at the church. Burial will be in Ammon Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.