Robert Daniel "Bob" Purks, 76, of King George, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mr. Purks was born March 9, 1942 in Fredericksburg to Warren S. Purks and Sarah Hope S. Purks. He graduated from King George High School in 1960 and enlisted with the National Guard. Bob was a farmer/horseman, the present co-owner of Purks Quarter Horses in Dogue, Va. and the former operator of LaGrange Farm in King George. In the 1960's, Bob began breeding, training and showing quarter horses. His Quarter horse stud, "Hopies Flower" put him on the map. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Judy Newton Purks, on October 26, 2013. They are members of Round Hill Baptist Church. Bob enjoyed horses, playing poker, Bluegrass music and Fox News. He was a founding member of the Virginia Quarter Horse Association and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He is survived by his wife; Judy Newton Purks; children David Purks and Sarah Jean Sandy, both of King George; step-daughter Leslie Robinson of Springfield, Va.; mother Hope Purks; sister Ethel (Wayne) Burton of King George; two great aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Purks; uncles Stuart and Jerry; and sister Audrey Lewis. A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Storke Funeral Home, Nash & Slaw Chapel, 11089 James Madison Pkwy., King George, Va., where a visitation will be held Wednesday evening August 8, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: AQHA Equine Research Program, 2601 East Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79104 and/or Mary Washington Hospice, 2300 Fall Hill Ave., #401, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Condolences may be left for the family at