1924 - 2009 (85 years)
||Roger Curtis Pursley [1, 2, 3] |
||29 Aug 1924
||Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA [1, 2, 3]
||Clifton, Clifton Forge (Independent City), Virginia 
||Virginia, USA 
|Social Security Number
||225-22-1442  |
||15 Sep 2009
||Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA 
- Roger Curtis Pursley
Roger Curtis Pursley, 85, of Lake City, Florida, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2009, Haven Hospice Care Center. He was born in Baltimore, MD to Jessie Curtis Pursley & Julia Mann Pursley. As a very young child he went to live with his grand parents in Clifton Forge, VA.
Overcoming many obstacles and personal tragedy he graduated top of his class from Eagle Rock High School, Virginia in 1941.
He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. in the 1st Infantry Division in the Pacific Theatre of Operations and Guadalcanal from 1941 to 1944.
He married Bertie Mae Dicks in Washington, D.C. and they lived a life of commitment to each other for 64 years.
After being discharged from the USMC they moved back to make their home in Lake City. He worked as a radio communications technician for 30 years with the Florida Forestry Service, retiring in December 1978.
Until his declining health, he was a faithful member of Hopeful Baptist Church and for years taught Sunday School and wherever a need arose, he assisted. He humbly served the Lord each day of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Bertie Mae, his son and daughter in law, Roger & Janice Pursley of Tallahassee; granddaughters, Vanessa (Jason) Keen of Vero Beach, and Allison (Todd) Carter of Tallahassee; four great grandchildren, Preston, Peyton, and Paige Keen of Vero Beach, and Lauren Carter of Tallahassee; sister, June Mollenhauer and four half brothers, John, Jess, Joe, and Champ Pursley, & many other family and friends.
Funeral Services for Mr. Roger Pursley will be conducted on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Hopeful Baptist Church with Dr. Rodney Baker and Rev. Scott Stanland officiating.
Interment will follow in Hopeful Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 5 ? 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South Highway 441, Lake City 386-752-1954. Please sign the guestbook at gatewayforestlawn.com
- Haven Hospice Care Center
||18 Sep 2009
||Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia, Florida, USA 
||Bertie Mae Dicks, b. 16 Feb 1924, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA d. 2 Jun 2020, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA (Age 96 years) |
||29 Mar 1945
||Washington City, District of Columbia, USA 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- [S621] Ancestry.com, District of Columbia, Marriage Records, 1810-1953, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2016;).
Record for Bertie Mae Dicks
- [S344] Ancestry.com, Social Security Death Index, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 225-22-1442; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Record for Roger Pursley
- [S337] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
Year: 1930; Census Place: Clifton, Clifton Forge (Independent City), Virginia; Roll 2467; Page: 26A; Enumeration District: 1; Image: 53.0.
[ View Federal Census Document]
- [S209] Obituary.