Robert Allen Purdum, Jr, age 68, died from esophageal cancer on July 4th, 2019 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, OH. Raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio, Bob overcame Ewings Sarcoma bone cancer in the 1970’s & graduated BA English Literature from The Ohio State University. A long-time resident of Palm City, FL, he managed Village Green Cinema Theaters and enjoyed astronomy, nature, friends, & OSU football. He returned to Upper Arlington as a loving son, brother, & uncle. Preceded in death by members of the Purdum & Buck families. Survived by parents Robert & Dorothy Purdum, beloved sister Pamela (Bob) Buck. Numerous nieces, nephews, and aunts, uncles & cousins of the Purdum family. Private services were held. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.deyodavis.com.