William Dean "Bill" Purdom

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mr. William Dean “Bill” Purdom, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.

Mr. Purdom was born in Marshall County and the son of the late Robert Wallace and Addie Flourine Cathey Purdom. He served his country in the United States Army and was a retired machinist having retired in 2000 from J.D. Machine in Chapel Hill. Mr. Purdom was a long-time member and Deacon of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James David “Jimmy” Purdom; a sister, Rebecca Hunter; and a brother, Bobby Purdom.

Mr. Purdom is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carol Palmore Purdom, Chapel Hill, TN; daughter, Cathy Lee Purdom, Brentwood, TN; daughter-in-law, Mary Sparkman Purdom, Rover community; sister, Edith “PeeWee” Woosley, Nashville, TN; brother, Kenny Ervin Purdom, Nolensville, TN; grandsons, Kendall Purdom and Alex Purdom.

Family members will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. until noon at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at noon from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Tim McGehee and Joe Coble officiating. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Memorial Donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 456, Chapel Hill, Tennessee 37034.

Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, TN in charge of the arrangements. 931-364-2233 (www.lawrencefuneral.net)