Don Ray


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Don Ray Purkey

Sep 20 1934 - Sep 01 2010

Don Ray Purkey, age 75, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away September 1, 2010, in Mesquite. Don was born September 20, 1934, in Celeste, Texas, to Vester R. and Velpha (Douglas) Purkey. He grew up in Leonard and later he and his family moved to McKinney. Don spent most of his life farming and then later in life worked for the Richardson ISD. He loved to watch television. He is survived by his niece, Freida Dodson and husband Charles of Dallas, Texas; great-nephew, Charles Dodson, III and wife, Rhonda; great-nieces, Collette Petty and husband, Ed and Sara Dodson; great-great nephew and nieces, Charles IV, Lindsay, Rebecca, Jonathan , Benjamin, and Emily. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Friday, to pay their respects and to sign the register book.
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