Donald Gene Puryear

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Donald Gene Puryear, 78, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in his home.

He was born Jan. 21, 1936, in Benton County, Ark., the son of Robert N. and Idabell (Maddox) Puryear. On June 10, 1961, in Wichita, Kan., he was united in marriage to Linda Ann Dody, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Robert Orlin Puryear and his wife, Laura, of Kansas City; one daughter, Lesley Ann VanOrsdol and her husband, Joel, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, Richard Puryear and his wife, Cindy, of Cassville; one sister, Iris Rotramel and her husband, Elmer, of Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents.

He grew up and received his education in Gravette, Ark., where he graduated from high school. From 1958 to 1960, he served in the U S. Army. For 37 years, he was employed at Carlson Systems in Oklahoma City, Okla., retiring as branch manager. Seven years ago, he moved from Eufaula, Okla., to Cassville to make his home. He was a member of Mill Street Church of Christ and the Cassville Golf Association.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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