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Patricia Ann Purnell Denton

March 3, 1944 July 9, 2019
Patricia Ann Purnell Denton
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Patricia Ann Purnell Denton, 75, of Oak Ridge, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1944 in Nashville, TN, the daughter of Sam Martin Purnell and Rubye Edith Moss Purnell. Patty was a 1962 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She retired from the medical practice of Dr. Leo DeRosier where she was office manager. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Huntsville, Alabama.
Patty was an avid fan of University of Alabama sports. She was a great supporter of Oak Ridge Football, the UT Vols and the Atlanta Braves. She also enjoyed challenging her mind in watching television game shows, especially Jeopardy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Eric Denton, October 25, 2004; brothers, Jack Purnell and wife Billie and their daughter, Beth; William “Bill” Purnell and his daughter Janice Reed and Ralph Purnell; sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Purnell and husband Jerry Goldberg and Sara Baines Purnell Cvitan and husband Carlo. She is survived by son, Gregory “Gregg” Allen Denton of Oliver Springs; the father of her children, James L. Denton of Oak Ridge; brother, Johnny Purnell and wife Connie of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law, Polly Purnell of Knoxville; 2 granddaughters, Destiny Denton Case and Kara Marie Denton and 2 Great Grandchildren Aiden Goode and Kynslee Case; nieces and nephews, Carol, Sally and Trip (children of Jack and Betty); Sherry, Michael, David and Lisa (children of William and Polly); Michelle, (daughter of Ralph); Pam, Donna and Sandy (children of Dot and Jerry), Cathy and Debbie (children of Sara and Carlo), and Bruce, Penny, Terry, Morgan and Rachael (children of Johnny and Connie; and numerous cousins and extended family. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 5 – 7pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will follow at 7pm. On Tuesday, family and friends will meet at 11am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a graveside service. An online guestbook can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Monday

15

Jul

5:00 PM 7/15/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Monday

15

Jul

7:00 PM 7/15/2019 7:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside Service

Tuesday

16

Jul

11:00 AM 7/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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Oak Ridge Memorial Park
1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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