Richard Lee Purcell, age 81, died Dec 26, 2022 following a long illness.
Born Dec 2, 1941 in Salida, Colorado, he was the son of Charles Roger and Nina Glenn Purcell.
Richard graduated from Salida High School.
He had been employed as a manager in the Grocery Store business for many years.
He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and other Colorado Sports teams.
His devotion to his pets was always a priority. He took care of a large community of Feral Cats in Fruita,CO.
Richard was a friendly and quiet man but always willing to lend a hand when needed.
Richard was preceded in death by: his wife Nancy Masingale Purcell, and his daughter Robin Lynn Purcell.
He is survived by: his son Richard Lee Purcell JR, daughter Julie (Chris) Leiker
Grandson Gabriel Leiker, His Brother, David Lynn Purcell and sister Karen (Dale) Holden and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Please consider making a memorial contribution in Richard name to:
Roice-Hurst Humane Society
Address: 362 28 Rd.,
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4040
Grand Junction, CO 81502