Darrel Kent Purtle

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Darrel Kent Purtle, 69, Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Darrel was born Feb. 15, 1951, in Cedar Springs, Mo., to Frank and Helen Purtle. Darrel leaves behind the love of his life, soul mate and best friend, Carleen (Fisher) Purtle of the home, whom he married on April 9, 1988 in El Dorado Springs, Mo.

Darrel grew up in the El Dorado Springs area and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1969. He lived most of his adult life in Nevada and has been a self-employed carpenter for the past 20 years. Darrel was an active member of the Church of God Holiness in Liberal, Mo. He loved the Lord and loved playing gospel music on his instruments with his wife Carleen. He will be greatly missed by his wife, his family, his friends and his church.

In addition to his wife, Carleen, he is also survived by his sisters, Glenda Mays (Steve), Nevada, and Lora Bourland (Milan), South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Gunder (Rick), Fair Grove, Mo., and Joanna Hendricks, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Pastor Robert Sisseck officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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