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William E. "Big Boy" Purvis

December 10, 2019 ~ May 19, 1924 (age 95)

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William “Big Boy” Purvis, 95, of Paducah died on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Parkview Nursing & Rehab in Paducah.

Mr. Purvis was a retired oil man from IL Central Railroad and a deputy jailer from McCracken County Jail. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Sunny Slope Church of Christ.

Surviving is his wife, Ruth Purvis of Paducah; four children, Susan Purvis of Marion, Patricia Baker of Paducah, Paul Purvis of Paducah, and Ray Purvis of Paducah; one brother, Melvin Purvis; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.W. Purvis and Lille Purvis; four sisters; and six brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Lindsey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family from 11:00am to service hour on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Alzheimer’s Association at 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401 Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 13, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lindsey's Funeral Home
226 N. 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Funeral Service
Friday
December 13, 2019

1:00 PM
Lindsey's Funeral Home
226 N. 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Committal
Friday
December 13, 2019

2:00 PM
Maplelawn Park Cemetery
1335 N. 13th St.
Paducah, KY 42001

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