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Wayne "Tutor" Purgeason

July 21, 1934 — March 25, 2022

Wayne "Tutor" Purgeason, 87, of Owensboro, passed away March 25, 2022, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born July 21, 1934, in Henderson County, to the late David and Margaret Purgeason. Wayne retired from Schrecker Supply Company after 58 years of service. He served on the board of directors for Windridge Country Club in the 1980's, and again as president of the board from April 2002 until May 2017. Wayne was an avid volunteer for the Cliff Hagan Boy's and Girl's Club and volunteered for various golf tournaments. He was known for being outstanding at selling tickets for various fundraising events.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his son, Donovan Purgeason; and his brother-in-law, Al Owens.

He is survived by his companion, Linda Green; his brother, Robert (Doris) Purgeason; his sisters, Lois Owens, Connie (Bill) Williams, and Myra (Bill) Carrico; his grandchildren, Cortney Purgeason and Wesley Burns; his great-grandchildren, Zoee and Zackery Purgeason; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral Mass will be 2pm Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Reed. Visitation will be from 9am until 1pm Monday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 28, 2022

9:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Mass

Monday, March 28, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

St. Augustine Catholic Church

16777 State Hwy 811, Reed, KY 42451

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