Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Cemetery, 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering, MO
Memorials / Donations:
In lieu of flowers, masses are preferred.
Victor Allen Pursley, Sr., known to all as Allen, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Wright City, MO, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, having reached the age of eighty-one years, one month and seventeen days. Allen was born in Lonedell, MO, on September 28, 1939, son of Victor Eugene Pursley and Alma Lucille Pursley nee Friend. On March 28, 1964, he was united in marriage to Margaret Noralene DeBroeck and four children came to bless this union.
Allen is survived by his wife, Margaret Pursley of St. Clair, MO; by his children, Victor A. Pursley, Jr. and wife, Sue, of Chesterfield, MO, Stephan Pursley and Noralene Pursley, both of St. Clair and Barbara Mesey and husband, Dan, of Imperial, MO; by three sisters, Faye Bynum of Florissant, MO, Norma Clark of Pacific, MO and Gina Peters and husband, Dennis, of Union, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Alma Pursley.
Allen was a Christian and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Air Force, entering January 21, 1958 and receiving his honorable discharge on January 20, 1961. During his working years, he was employed by Chrysler Daimler Corporation in Fenton, MO, for about ten years. He then went on to obtain his insurance agent’s license and was employed by AAA Insurance Company for about twenty-five years. When his children were young, he was passionate about coaching their baseball teams and continued to coach for many years after they were no longer on the team. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed mowing his grass and caring for his home and yard. For the last several years, Allen enjoyed spending his weekends with his wife and children at the family cabin in Innsbrook, MO, fishing, barbequing and playing cards. Many wonderful memories were created that will last for a lifetime.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A memorial mass was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Luebbering, MO with Father Bob Knight officiating. Interment with full military honors was held in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.