Jeffrey Allen Pursel

June 06, 1965 ‒ April 02, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jeffrey Allen Pursel, age 55, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Whispering Hills Nursing Home.  He was born on June 6, 1965 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late H. Allen and Sharon (Butler) Pursel.

Jeff graduated from East Knox High School and did some contract work at New Hope Industries.  He attended Amity United Methodist Church.  Jeff was an avid fan of Ohio State University Football and Cincinnati Reds Baseball.  The thing he loved most was being around family and friends.

He is survived by his brother, Bruce (Julie) Pursel; a sister, Brenda (Jack) Reall; step-sister, Carol Taylor; nephew, Bryce Reall; niece, Julie Pursel; and an Aunt, Lavonne Elwood; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date in Amity Cemetery.

To view this obituary or leave a memory, visit:

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jeffrey Allen Pursel.


  • So sorry for your loss
    Jeffrey was always so sweet with some humor in there.
    I gone miss him.
    But I know he is in God arms

  • Prayers for the family so sorry for your loss I liked Jeff he was a very kind soul such a sweet person

  • So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was a unique individual who always made feel his love & friendship. My sympathy to his family

  • He was my buddy. We would pick on each all the time. I’m gonna miss him so much. The family is in my prayers and thoughts.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. He always had a kind and ornery guy. I will miss our conversations and him picking on me. God Bless all the Pursell family during this time of loss.

  • So sorry for your loss, prayers for comfort and peace to family and friends.

    Jeff, your laughter and smile will surely be missed! Love you dear friend.
    Rest in peace my friend!

  • I knew Jeff during my stay at Whispering Hills 210 years ago. He was a true friend, a gentleman, and a gentle man. I know he will be missed by his family and circle of friends at Whispering hills. Rest In Peace, Jeffrey.

  • In 2018 Jeff called the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon to ask if someone would take him to church. I volunteered and, as others have said, met a kind man. The first time he met me he shared the good news of Jesus Christ with me. So I knew he was my brother in Christ! Often he would invite others from Whispering Hills to join us for church. I will remember him fondly.

  • Jeff formally joined the First Presbyterian Church in early 2019 and came nearly every Sunday. Everyone enjoyed his wonderful smile and personality here.

    He will be missed – no doubt about that. As Pastor I would visit him from time to time at Whispering Hills. However, once COVID-19 locked down the nursing homes we lost contact; and I really regret that. He has been on our Deacons’ List the entire year, of course.

    Our church family sends its condolences to Jeff’s family and we pray God’s blessing on them. Jeff was truly special and he lit up our Sundays.

  • Condolences and Special Memories

    Sign our virtual guest book and help celebrate Jeffrey A.'s life

    15 Condolences on “Jeffrey Allen Pursel

    Leave a Condolence

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *