James H. Purtle, 73, Lincoln, died January 23, 2019 at a Bismarck hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, at Bismarck Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.
James was born June 11, 1945 to Joseph and Verdeen Purtle in California. He was raised and education in Hayword, CA.
Jim worked as a construction truck driver for many years. He was a very hard-working person that would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need of help.
Jim enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing and camping and especially loved going to Nevada to play the slots.
Jim is survived by his children: Jimmy (Jackie) Purtle, Tammy Parr, Daniel (Shelly) Purtle, Candy (David) Beauclair, Byanca (Adam) Galindo, Stephanie Purtle, Alexia Purtle, Reuben (Danielle) Purtle, Sarina Purtle; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers: Jackie (Sherry) Purtle, Peanut (Freda) Purtle, John Purtle and Leon (Julie) Purtle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara in 2006; and siblings Ricky and Etta Purtle.