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Grant Simpson Purcell


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 3:36pm

Grant Simpson Purcell

On Monday June 7, 2021, Grant Simpson Purcell, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at his home.

He was born Dec. 26, 1937, to Henry (Hank) and Jane (Painter) Purcell. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the Cincinnati Country Day School, where he was an all-state athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He attended Williams College, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.

After starting his career in the oil business and moving many times in his 20s, he settled back in Cincinnati in the late 1960s where he joined the family clothing business, Carriage Trade...

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