PURCELL, James Baker

James Baker Purcell was born March 21, 1920 at Rankin, Oklahoma and departed this life August 5, 1941 at Reydon, Oklahoma at the age of twenty one years, four months and fifteen days. He attended school at Rankin and Reydon, Oklahoma and was a member of the graduating class of 1941. During his school life he was an active member of the 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America. His principal vocations were, purebred hogs and dairy cattle. One of his last acts before his illness, was to register for the draft on July 1. J.B. was loved by all who knew him. His friends are numbered by his acquaintances. J.B. is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Purcell, five sisters, Mrs. Atrill Hooper, Mrs. Berta Estes, Mrs. Adell Simpson and Misses June and Jane Purcell; one grandparent, Mrs. R.O. Baker of Seaside, Calif., besides these he leaves to mourn a host of relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS – We wish to thank our many friends for the kind expression of sympathy and the beautiful floral offering extended during the illness and death of our dear son and brother. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hooper, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Estes, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simpson, June and Jane Purcell.
Cheyenne Star, August 7, 1941