Joseph Purlee, age 97, of Collinsville, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born October 22, 1921 in Lawndale, IL, the son of the late Lemuel Jacob and Phoebe (Smith) Purlee. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Carrol) Purlee; and one son, Dale Purlee.
He is survived by four children: James Purlee, Lisa Wrigley, Pori Potts and Joe Purlee; and one grandchild, Shane King
Mr. Purlee will be cremated and his ashes interred at St. John’s Cemetery in Collinsville in a private ceremony.