Mr. Purvis was born in Telfair County, Nov. 25, 1923, the son of the late William R. and Lula Clark Purvis. He was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters, and a great-grandson, Caleb Riley Gleaton.
Mr. Purvis retired from Gordon Bush Tire Company with 35 years of service and was a member of Shurlington Church of the Nazarene.
Mr. Purvis is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Ann Purvis; children, Rhonda Gail and William Gleaton and Gene and Lisa Purvis; grandsons, Ben Gleaton (Sherry), Kenny Gleaton, Daryn Gleaton (Lajoy); great-grandchildren, Molly, Shelby, Gabe, Isaac and Shaelyn Gleaton; sister, Lillian Harville (Billy Joe); brother, Oscar Purvis (Sue); and sister-in-law, Elouise Purvis.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements. Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes.