Donald “Donny” J. Purnell, 24, of Pottstown, PA passed away suddenly on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Donny was born November 21, 1992 in Pottstown, PA. He was a son of Theresa Boothe and her husband Todd Boothe and Randall M. Purnell, Sr. and his significant other Bonnie Kleintop.
Donny was a wrestling champ through PAL for 8 years. He was a star in track and field during middle and high school. He played football at Pottstown High School. He loved to sing and dance. He was very family-oriented. He would help any one that was in need. He lived for his daughter, Graycyn.
In addition to his parents he is survived by:
One Daughter: Graycyn Hope Purnell
One Sister: Alicia M. Purnell
One Brother: Randall “Randy” M. Purnell, Jr.
Two Step Sisters: Dekeisha Mitchell and Archima Boothe
Two Nephews: Jaquay Washington and Michael Daniels
Two Nieces: Kyiah Oglesby and Arnashia Boothe
Paternal Grandparents: Robert Purnell, Sr. and Dorris Reddick
Maternal Grandfather: Jacob Breyer
Aunts and Uncles: Margaret and Rich Kazina, Tamara Charles, Robert Jr. and Theresa Purnell
Many cousins and friends
He is predeceased by:
Maternal Grandmother: Margaret Charles
Maternal Great Grandparents: Donald and Florence Stone
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St. Pottstown, PA 19464. Donny’s Life Celebration will follow at 12:00 pm. Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park. The family would appreciate donations in Donny’s honor to help defray funeral expenses. You can make donations online at
https://www.gofundme.com/help-put-donny-purnell-to-rest Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com