He attended schools in Columbus, Indiana. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force.
On February 18,1989 he was married to Edith Paulette (Bougher) Purdum; she survives, and they shared 32 wonderful years together.
John was vice president of Mayflower Transit in Indianapolis and retired after 27 years of dedicated service. He was a devoted husband, loving father and amazing grandpa.
Survivors include his wife, Paulette Purdum of Indianapolis; son: “Retired Staff Sergeant U.S.M.C. Brent” and wife, Leslie of Virginia; three grandchildren; and one sister, Linda Guckenberger and husband, Jon of Florida
Services are pending. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Indiana. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (to help disabled veteran’s) P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.