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Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home

1420 North Main St., China Grove, NC

OBITUARY

Roy Burris Purvis, Jr.

November 17, 1948November 14, 2019
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Mr. Roy Burris Purvis Jr., age 70 of Salisbury passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home. Born on November 17, 1948 in Rockingham, he was the son of the late Roy Burris Purvis, Sr. and Geneva Kimrey Purvis. After attending the Richmond County Schools, he went on to join the US Army, proudly serving his country in Germany during the Vietnam War.

Earlier in life, Roy worked ten years for PPG Industries for and then served as a guard at Piedmont Correctional Institute. He was a patrol officer and a lieutenant in the detective division of the Rowan County Sheriff's Department where he worked for 29 years. He retired and then returned as a transporter of inmates.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Crystal Purvis Zink (James), his sisters, Cathy Purvis and Joalice Purvis Weatherford (Tommy), as well as his grandson Ryan Zink.

Visitation for Roy will be on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00pm in Chapel at the funeral home with Pastor Gene Edwards, officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove with full military honors.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com. Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Purvis.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Military Burial with Honors Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Bob and Anna Worrel

November 18, 2019

Had a lot of fun times with you. I know Bob is really going to miss you . I hope you rest easy our friend and we will definitely see you tonight to pay our respects. Until we all meet again.

Deborah Huskins

November 17, 2019

My condolences to the family. I knew Roy from the Sheriff's office.

Fred Melton

November 17, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. I’ve thought of him often over the years and the good times we had in Salisbury. May God be with the family at this time.

Peggy Ellis

November 17, 2019

Roy was a good man and a great friend. So sorry to hear of his passing. Praying for the family.

Martha Yates-Bolmon

November 17, 2019

Roy will be missed by many.....My prayers for his family to find comfort and peace in the coming days.

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