Robert Purser Jr.

May 21, 1934April 11, 2018

Robert Junior Purser was born on May 21, 1934, in Redbay, Alabama.

Born to Robert William Purser and Nancy Garrett. He was preceded in death by his siblings James Purser, Travis Purser, Raymond Purser, Trenton Purser, Wayne Purser, Mary Lou Patrick, and Faye Truett. He is survived by his brother, Jimmy Dale Purser (Nevis) and brother in law Jimmy Dowswell (Shirley). He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959. He married Theresa Dowswell Purser in 1959 and they recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with 4 children Katherine Purser Perkins (Jim) (both deceased), William (Bill) Purser(Denise-deceased), Tammy Purser Smith (Tony), and Michelle Purser Thrasher (Garvis). He was surrounded by loving family with 12 grand children- Timothy (deceased), Valerie (Daniel), Sean (Carrie), Heather (Shane), Tiffany (Randy), Shane (Lisa), Chanel, Jimmy (Sarah), Theresa, Tamara (Chase), Justin, and Nichole. He was also loved by several great grandchildren; Hailey, Destiny, Tinley, and Raegan and his cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Robert was a loving husband and father. He loved to laugh and tell colorful stories with his family that always began with "You ain't gonna believe this!". He enjoyed Western novels and movies, anything outdoors, yard sales, and classic car shows. Robert was always smiling and said "The cheapest thing in the world is a smile". He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at Ridout's Funeral Home in Gardendale, with funeral service to follow at 11.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

Robert Purser Jr.

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