Eric Anthony Purcell of Irving, Texas, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the age of 58.
Eric was born in Greenville, South Carolina on February 26, 1963 to his parents, John and Sarah Purcell. During his childhood he also resided in Nashville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, and ultimately, Mesquite, Texas. He obtained a college degree from UT Arlington, and later went on to graduate with highest honors from the University of Dallas Business School Masters Program. Eric was an avid fan of soccer and golf, but enjoyed all sports. He was an outdoorsman who loved hiking and camping in the mountains and hanging out at the beach with friends and family. Eric’s favorite pastime was playing golf with his best friends and cheering on his nephews and grandsons from the sideline of a soccer game. Eric was a loving and devoted step-father, husband, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, and loyal friend to many.
He was predeceased by his father, John Purcell in 1997 and his wife, Rhonda Agpalza in 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Sarah Alexander Purcell, brothers, John (wife Debbie), Chris, Matthew (wife Kourtnee), sister Susan Lopez (husband Richard), step-daughter, Rachelle Calil (husband Ivan), nephews, Alec, Aaron and Aric Lopez, Breyden Purcell, grandsons, Beckham and Graham Calil, great-nieces, Everlie and Hazel Lopez, and great-nephew, Lincoln Lopez. Eric also leaves behind a large extended family of relatives in Georgia and South Carolina, as well as many cherished friends.
A celebration of Eric’s life will be held after the first of the year. In honor of Eric, please register to become an Organ Donor for Life.