Welcome to the memorial page for

Richard Kode Purcell Sr.

November 23, 1932 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 85)

Richard Kode Purcell Sr, 85, of Boaz passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at his residence.

Mr. Purcell was a retired railroad conductor and of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Bridge Street Eagles Club for over 40 years. In his free time, he enjoyed farming.

Surviving is one son, Richard Purcell Jr. of Boaz; one stepdaughter, Jacqualyn Shryock of Bowling Green; one stepson, Billy Myrick of Paducah; one grandson, Todd Bird of Seattle, Washington; and two great-grandchildren, Lane and Whitney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kode and Dorothy Purcell; and one brother, Willis Purcell.

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 4, 2017 at Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. Trad York officiating. Burial will follow at the Hardmoney Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family from 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements. 

 Service Information

January 3, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lindsey Funeral Home
226 N 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Funeral Service
January 4, 2018

1:00 PM
Lindsey Funeral Home
226 N 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001

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