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Gerald R. Purkins

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Date published: 4/9/2014

Gerald R. Purkins

Gerald R. Purkins, 89, of Woodbridge passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014.

He was the son of the late Gerald M. and Kathryn Grigsby Purkins.

He was born at Walter Reed Army Hospital on July 25, 1924. His early years were spent in Washington, D.C., and King George County. He served with the Army Air Corps Military Police for four years during World War II.

He is survived by his loving brother, Thomas "Tommy" Purkins (Jeanne); nephew Thomas Purkins; and cousin John Grigsby.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, with burial immediately following.