Dr. William J. Purdue, 87, of Jefferson City, Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Kingsport, died on Oct. 18, 2009. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City. Funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Thursday morning at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside interment service. Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Tenn.