John D. Purvis Sr.: Sept. 23, 2016

Published 2:38 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

DUBLIN — John David Purvis Sr., 64, of Dublin, died Sept. 13, 2016, at Fairview Park Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Daisy Dickey Purvis and the late Milan Purvis.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Americus. A graveside service will be held at 4  p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Bloodworth Cemetery in Charing. The Rev. Rusty Mauldin will officiate the service.

Mr. Purvis is survived by his wife, Melanie Purvis of Dublin; three sons: John David (Jamie) Purvis Jr. of Dublin, W. Thomas Purvis of Boston, Mass., and B. Daniel Purvis of Statesboro; his mother, Daisy Purvis of Dublin; and a brother, Charles Purvis of Panacea, Fla. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews: Scott Purvis of Tallahassee, Fla., Ginger Scott of Alpharetta, Beth Purvis of Marietta, and Debbie Purvis Hawkins of Tallahassee, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity.

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Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.