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Garland Franklin Purser

August 21, 1928 November 6, 2019
Garland Franklin Purser
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Obituary for Garland Franklin Purser

Mr. Garland Franklin Purser, 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his home
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A graveside service will be conducted on Saturday at 2:30 PM in Pinewood Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Scott officiating.

A native and lifelong resident of Vanceboro, Garland was born to Charlie and Janie Buck Purser and attended the Craven County Schools. Garland was engaged in farming for all of his working life of which he was passionate about. He was a member of Palmetto Baptist Church.

Garland will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who greatly loved his family. His work ethic and passion for his work showed in his insistence to get the job done the very best way, often the way he did it. He passed along his rich work ethic to his children as all contributed to the work needs in a farming family. He enjoyed old cars, watching old Westerns, listening to country music and reminiscing about old days and passing along his many stories. He will be greatly missed by the many who knew and loved him.

Garland was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Adams Purser, in 2011, and his daughter, Sharon Armanda Purser also in 2011 and grandchild, Kelli Godley.

He is survived by Daughter, Elizabeth Purser of Greensboro; Son, Garland Franklin “Frankie” Purser, Jr. and wife, Tammy; Grandchildren, Leslie Popik of Greensboro, Olivia Ogburn of Winston-Salem, Garland Franklin Purser, III, of Vanceboro; Step-grandchild, Harold Griffin, Jr. of Vanceboro; and 4 great-grandchildren; Sister, Mary Jo Mills and husband, Marvin, of Arapahoe.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 12:30 to 2 PM at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Saturday

9

Nov

12:30 PM 11/9/2019 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville

2100 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory - Greenville
2100 East Fifth Street Greenville 27858 NC
United States

Graveside

Saturday

9

Nov

2:30 PM 11/9/2019 2:30:00 PM
Pinewood Memorial Park

Highway 33 East
Greenville, NC 27858

Pinewood Memorial Park
Highway 33 East Greenville 27858 NC
United States
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