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Ken died November 17, 2017, in Carroll, Georgia. He was born July 20, 1937, in Franklin, Georgia. Ken graduated from the University of Georgia in 1962 with a degree in Forestry and worked with the state of Georgia for 34 years as a Forester. Ken jumped the 1957 at Missoula.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Purcell, Kenneth Lanier (Missoula 1957)" (2021). Smokejumper Obituaries. 222.