Robert Clarence Purvis 89, died peacefully at home on Thursday, December 18, 2014 surrounded by his family.


Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, where he was a lifelong member, with the Reverend Lindsay Collins officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.


A native of Moore County.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with family. Robert was a talented craftsman; building houses and many cabinets all around Moore County.


Robert was a son of the late Clarence Lyndon and Nusie Kidd Purvis.  He was preceded in death by son: Johnnie Purvis; sister: Alice Mae Baber; brothers: Wesley and Vernon Purvis.


Robert is survived by his wife of 69 years Treva; daughter: Joyce Woodell and husband Tommy ;son: Jeff Purvis and wife Bonnie; sister: Dot English;  8 grandchildren,  9 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 1595 North Moore Rd. Robbins, NC  27325


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Purvis family.


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  1. Love and prayers for the family and friends. A great carpenter has gone to be with the Master Carpenter. To God be the glory.

  2. I’m very sorry to read of the Purvis family’s loss. May God grant you all comfort and the strength needed to endure this sad time. Please know my prayers now include Mr. Purvis, his entire family and friends.

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