John Richard Purtell, Jr.
John "Rich" Purtell, Jr., age 65 of Tallahassee, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 12 with his family by his side.He retired from the USMC as a Master Gunnery Sergeant with 20 ½ years of service. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Carol, three daughters Lisa Strickland (Kenny), Dana Purtell, Kaila Rudd (John) and 10 grandchildren, Hunter, Kaylee, Haleigh, Lily, Wesley, Tracie, Ivi, J.D., Logan and Hollie Belle.He is also survived by four brothers, Ronald (Joanie) of Kissimmee, FL, Robert (Linda) of Deltona, FL, Thomas (Doreen) of Orlando, FL Michael (Laura) of Lutz, FL and one sister, Rosie (Charlie) of Chiefland, FL and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Purtell.
A special memorial for family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in remembrance of Rich.
Beggs Funeral Home - Apalachee Chapel
3322 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 23, 2014