He was born January 26, 1936, in LaRue County and was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church since 1945. He served in the US Army and retired from Armour Creamery after 28 years of service. During his retirement, he worked at TACK for 12 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Milton and Sylvia Warren Purvis and a son, Mark Allen Purvis.
He is survived by his children, Ray Purvis and Dana (Clint) Merritt all of Hodgenville and Tammy (Brian) Combs of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren, Ben Purvis, Brad Purvis, Allen Purvis, Abigail Warren, Collin Pepper and Katie Pepper all of Hodgenville and Brandi (Andrew) Bowen of Magnolia and two great-grandchildren, Ariel Madeline Underwood and Logan James Pepper both of Hodgenville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2016, at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with Rev. Carlos Compton officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Friday and after 10 AM Saturday at the funeral home.