|Donald Edward Purchase, 81, of Cameron, Ill. died 6:03 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born May 31, 1932 in Fulton County, Ill. to Charles Lester and Mable Lucy Cartney Purchase. He married Marjorie Douglas. He later married Mary (Crouse) Purchase.
Surviving are three sons, Charles Dean (and Janet) Purchase of Cameron, Robert E Purchase of Monmouth, Ill., and Gerald L. Purchase of Abingdon, Ill.; his step daughter, Amy (and Chris) Howard; a brother, Melvin Purchase of Alliance, Neb.; two sisters, Mary (and Dick) Larson of Geneseo, Ill. and Joan Singleton of Bushnell, Ill.; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond Purchase and his wife, Ruth; a sister-in-law, Marlene Purchase; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Singleton; and a grandson, Brian Purchase.
Donald farmed until 1972. He also worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as a Carman from 1970 to his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed working on his antique tractors and riding his Gold Wing motorcycle. He also liked spending time with his family, his "Thursday Night Group" and close friends.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Gary Bryan officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the chapel. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.