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John Preston Purvis
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1945
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2011
South Carolina, USA

John Preston Purvis, 65, died Monday, January 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 3 PM at Kistler-Hardee Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Florence Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Purvis was born in Charleston, South Carolina on July 27, 1945. He was the son of the late Preston Purvis and Jessie Mae Miles.

John was known by many, primarily because of his profession as a law enforcement officer. He began his career with the Darlington County Sheriffs Office in 1978. While at the Darlington County Sheriffs office, he served in many capacities before retiring, after almost thirty years, as Lt. over Civil Process and Warrant Division in 2007. Following retirement from the Sheriffs Office, John went to work for the Society Hill Police Department and served this community until his death.

John was an avid marksman having taught firearm training for years. He served his country in the South Carolina National Guard. He enjoyed fishing and had a fun loving spirit.

Mr. Purvis was preceded in death by his sister, Pearl McLellan.

Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Lynn Smith and husband Mark of Mullins; three step daughters, Ashley Robinson, Maegan Robinson, and Celeste Robinson; one brother, Mike Purvis of Florence; three sisters, Katie Cabanaw and husband Jim of Lexington, NC, Mary Howard of Florence, and Tiny Parnell; four grandchildren. 
Florence Memorial Gardens
Florence County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64725237

- robin pellicci moore
 Added: Jan. 26, 2011

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