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Morse Scott Purkey

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Morse Scott Purkey

Birth
Verdigris, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
26 Apr 2007 (aged 70)
Talala, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Claremore, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA Add to Map
Plot
CP2-19-L12-2E
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The family of Morse Scott Purkey will celebrate his life with a reception on Fri., May 4th, 2007, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church Family Life Center.

He passed away Thurs., April 26th, 2007. He was 70.

Morse was born in Verdigris on Sept. 16th, 1936 to Rodger Curtis and Vera Lue (Fisher) Purkey. He was reared and educated in the community. He graduated from Claremore High School with the class of 1954.

In April of 1955, Morse and Anita McGregor were married and three children blessed their union. He continued his education by attending the Tulsa Police Academy. He worked with the Tulsa Police Department for several years. At the time of his retirement, Morse worked at the Claremore Indian Hospital as a security guard.

On Dec. 31, 1974, Morse and Ava Davis Taylor married. The couple made their first home in Bixby. They eventually made their home on Oologah Lake. He and Ava owned and operated the Tiki Nook Club in Tulsa; Morse's gregarious nature and love of people made this a perfect fit.

A kid at heart, Morse retained his child-like sense of fun and a great imagination. He was the center of every family party, campout, or get-together, and ensured that there was never a dull moment. He loved Indian and pioneer history and had an article on Chambers family history published in the newspaper.

Morse was a creative man and wrote poetry, made beautiful creations of leather and wood, and was a talented artist. He loved sharing his creations with family and friends. In his spare time hunting and fishing were his favorite activities.

Morse is survived by family who carry treasured memories of a loving and caring man. They include his wife, Ava Purkey, of their home in Talala; his mother, Vera Purkey of Claremore; his children, Brenda Carpenter and her husband, David, of Claremore, Jennifer Montgomery and her husband Dwaine, also of Claremore, Michael Purkey and his wife, Jerilyn, of Beggs, his sons by marriage, Clint Taylor and his wife, Mary, of Talala and Gary Taylor and his wife, Michelle, of Alluwe; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and his sisters, Julie Kinzer and her husband, Paul, of Claremore, Peggy and James Dudley of Mannford, and Wegie Sumter, Claremore.

He was preceded in death by his father and infant brother, Rodger.

The family of Morse Scott Purkey will celebrate his life with a reception on Fri., May 4th, 2007, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church Family Life Center.

He passed away Thurs., April 26th, 2007. He was 70.

Morse was born in Verdigris on Sept. 16th, 1936 to Rodger Curtis and Vera Lue (Fisher) Purkey. He was reared and educated in the community. He graduated from Claremore High School with the class of 1954.

In April of 1955, Morse and Anita McGregor were married and three children blessed their union. He continued his education by attending the Tulsa Police Academy. He worked with the Tulsa Police Department for several years. At the time of his retirement, Morse worked at the Claremore Indian Hospital as a security guard.

On Dec. 31, 1974, Morse and Ava Davis Taylor married. The couple made their first home in Bixby. They eventually made their home on Oologah Lake. He and Ava owned and operated the Tiki Nook Club in Tulsa; Morse's gregarious nature and love of people made this a perfect fit.

A kid at heart, Morse retained his child-like sense of fun and a great imagination. He was the center of every family party, campout, or get-together, and ensured that there was never a dull moment. He loved Indian and pioneer history and had an article on Chambers family history published in the newspaper.

Morse was a creative man and wrote poetry, made beautiful creations of leather and wood, and was a talented artist. He loved sharing his creations with family and friends. In his spare time hunting and fishing were his favorite activities.

Morse is survived by family who carry treasured memories of a loving and caring man. They include his wife, Ava Purkey, of their home in Talala; his mother, Vera Purkey of Claremore; his children, Brenda Carpenter and her husband, David, of Claremore, Jennifer Montgomery and her husband Dwaine, also of Claremore, Michael Purkey and his wife, Jerilyn, of Beggs, his sons by marriage, Clint Taylor and his wife, Mary, of Talala and Gary Taylor and his wife, Michelle, of Alluwe; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and his sisters, Julie Kinzer and her husband, Paul, of Claremore, Peggy and James Dudley of Mannford, and Wegie Sumter, Claremore.

He was preceded in death by his father and infant brother, Rodger.


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