EASTLAND – Larry Purdom, age 62, passed away in Abilene Friday, October 16, 2009. Funeral services will be Monday, October 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Summers-Bakker Funeral Home Chapel in Eastland. Interment will follow at Murray Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 7 pm, Sunday at the funeral home.
Larry Douglas Purdom was born on January 28, 1947 to Luther and Margaret (Hobbs) Purdom. He graduated from Carbon High School. Larry served his country in the United States Air Force. His career in the Air Force took him too many different locations around the world. He met and married Emiko Yamashiea in the early 1970’s. After retiring from the Air Force, Larry enjoyed farming and his horses. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Emiko Purdom; his son, Dwight D. Purdom; his daughter, Anna Bowles and her husband Shane; his grandchildren, Tanner and Bricey Bowles; his two brothers, Donnie and Mike Purdom; and his two sisters, Sharon Oebel and Lisa Nichols.