January 21, 1950 - August 26, 2021
Michael Hartford Pursley passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71 on August 26, 2021 at UT Medical Center with his devoted wife by his side. He was born in Fairbury, Illinois on January 21, 1950, son to Donald William Pursley and Vena May Pursley. Mike was married to the love of his life, Linda, in 2010. Mike had a love and amazing connection with their dog, Sammie. The commitment and bond Mike and Linda shared with one another was unbreakable. Mike was proud to be a veteran, having served in the Army Reserve from 1970 - 1976. He graduated from college and had a rewarding career as a computer programmer for 40+ years, retiring at the age of 62. Mike enjoyed car shows, hiking wilderness trails, restoring furniture and tinkering on anything mechanical. Mike and his wife recently moved from Florida to Seymour, Tennessee. He was a loving spirit, accepting of others, gifted with a sense of humor which could light up a room and could always find a way to turn a tear into a smile. He is survived by his wife Linda, brother/sister-in-law Daniel William & Carol Ann Pursley, niece Paula Gray, nephew Mark Pursley, lifelong friends John Goodwine and David Rethelford, extended family members John Anderson, Leslie Anderson, Bill Gaitens, Marsha Cororan, Patty Stein and Peggy Manatad. Mike is predeceased by his father and mother, Donald William and Vena May Pursley. Celebration of life mass will be held on 10/9/21 at 10:30 am at Saint Rose Catholic Church, IL-47, Strawn Illinois. Graveside services and eulogy will be held at Strawn Cemetery on 10/9/21 at 11:30 am. Repast / reception will be held at Diner 24, 512 E Oak Street, Fairbury, Illinois immediately following the graveside services.
Michael Hartford Pursley passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71 on August 26, 2021 at UT Medical Center with his devoted wife by his side. He was born in Fairbury, Illinois on January 21, 1950, son to Donald William Pursley and Vena May... View Obituary & Service Information
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