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(From The Winchester Star dated Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015.)

Robert Lee
Purdham, Sr.

      Robert Lee “Bobby”
Purdham, Sr., age 82, of
Winchester, Virginia,
passed away on Sunday,
November 1, 2015 at
Winchester Medical
      Bobby was born in 1933,
in Stanley, Virginia, the son
of the late Ray Franklin and
Myrtle M. Purdham. He
was a truck driver for J. D.
Stokely, retiring after 34
years of service. Bobby
was also a member of
Teamsters local #639. He
was a veteran serving
during the Korean War for
the United States Army.
Bobby was a devoted
husband, father and friend
to many. He will be forever
remembered for his love of
sports, sense of humor and
devotion to his family. He
will be greatly missed by
all who knew him.
      Bobby married Thelma
Louise Whittington on
January 25, 1958 in
Hagerstown, Maryland.
      Surviving in addition to
his wife of fifty-seven years,
are a daughter, Bonnie
Diamantes and her husband,
David, of Berryville, Virginia;
a son, Robert L. “Rob”
Purdham, of Front Royal,
Virginia; a step-daughter,
Cindy Turner and her
husband, Wayne, of Toms
Brook, Virginia; one grand-
child; Brittany Purdham
and one brother, Paul
Purdham and his wife,
Beryl, of Hampton, Virginia.
      He was preceded in
death by a sister, Nina
Painter and a brother,
Gene Purdham.
      The family will receive
friends on Thursday from
1:00 until 2:00 PM at Omps
Funeral Home, South
      A funeral service will
be conducted immediately
following the visitation at
2:00 PM, with Pastor Barbara
Rhodes officiating, at Omps,
South Chapel.
      Entombment will be
private at a later date in
Shenandoah Memorial
Park Mausoleum.
      In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions
may be made in memory of
Robert Lee Purdham, Sr. at
the SPCA, 115 Featherbed
Lane, Winchester, VA 22601.
      Please view obituaries
and tribute wall at www.

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