Wendell Hugh Purcell, Sr., 88, of Bassett, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 at his home. He was born in Martinsville on September 25, 1930 to the late Luther F. Purcell and the late Lillian Gilley Purcell. Wendell was a U. S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his son, Albert Purcell of Bassett; daughter, Joyce Hull (Steve) of Iowa; sister, Bonnie Purcell Allen of Fairfax; grandchildren, Dina Hull, Nathan Purcell, Cassandra Sickels, Joshua Hull and Andrea Hull; 5 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in the Purcell Family Cemetery, Friday, March 15, 2019, at 3 p.m., Airhaven Road, Spencer, VA.
Bassett Funeral Service is in charge.