Mark Allen Purvis

October 31, 1961February 8, 2020
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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Mark Allen Purvis, 58, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Irmo, with burial in Bush River Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mr. Purvis passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of Carol Purvis and Paul Purvis.

Mark worked in retail management his entire career. He loved the Lord; he and Lisa raised their daughters to love and believe in the Lord. Over the years, he befriended many people from all walks of life, and loved and accepted everyone without prejudice. Mark was an Eagle Scout and was greatly anticipating his nephew, Carson, receiving his Eagle Scout award next month. He was also very proud of his nieces’ (Sydney and Katie) accomplishments in their athletics. In his spare time, he loved to go for walks, build bird houses, and listen to music. He also loved golf, dogs, his daily devotions, and making others laugh. He always tried to not take life too seriously and live in the moment, which he did. Mark had an infectious laugh and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, surviving are his wife of 33 years, Lisa Gibson Purvis; beloved daughters, whom he was very proud of, Ashley Yuen (Matt Yuen) and Erica Purvis; brother, Eric Purvis (Kristie Purvis); nephew, Carson Purvis; nieces, Sydney and Katie Purvis; mother-in-law, Phyllis Gibson; father-in-law, Tommy Gibson; sister-in-law, Janice Byrd (Steven Byrd); his best little buddy, Bailey; many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Carol Doty

February 18, 2020

Erica, please accept my deepest sympathy for you, your Mother, and your entire family at this very sad time of your lives.

Stanley McDonald

February 13, 2020

Lisa I am so sorry. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

McKenzie Cook-Beamer

February 13, 2020

Uncle Paul, Aunt Carol, Lisa, Ashley, Erica, and the rest of the Purvis Family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and to you all.

Tommy and Gayle Cook

February 13, 2020

Lisa, Ashley and Erica, there are no words to express how our hearts hurt for you. Mark was a special young man, loved by everyone. He left this world a better place for his presence in it, and the stars shine a little brighter with his sweet spirit looking down on us all. Much love to you all....Tommy and Gayle

Jowana Browning

February 13, 2020

To Lisa and Daughters Mark was my Assistant Manager in Columbia SC had a heart or gold, the laughter and smiles he brought will
be missed. I have heard plenty of stories about the family.

I’m praying for the family strength during this time.

Jowana Browning

Alexander Barcelo

February 13, 2020

I worked with Mark at Blockbuster from 2008-2011. He was the first person to give me a shot into management. He was a great mentor to all on the staff. He had great dedication to his career but most important to him was his faith and family. He always talked about his daughters and how proud he was of them and all of their accomplishments. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Barceló’s
Alex, Jessie, Austin, and Reagan

Jennifer Carter

February 12, 2020

The entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa, Ashley, and Erica, we love you all so much!!! We will always cherish the birdhouse Mark made for us!!! We have it displayed proudly on our front porch. He was a sweet person, and he will be missed. Love, Tim and Jennifer Carter

Jill Teetor

February 12, 2020

Dearest Lisa and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss!! Please know I continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you feel God's loving arms wrapped around you today and all the moments ahead!!!

Nancy Brant

February 12, 2020

We are saddened to learn of Mark's passing but we rejoice that surely tonight he sits at the right hand of God. If our time on earth is to be spent making it a better place, then Mark definitely achieved that. Your beautiful family will be his lasting legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you all, Dr. B and Nancy

Racheal Boone

February 12, 2020

Mark was such a sweet guy and a awsome assistant manager. Everytime we talked he would always make me smile and laugh. You will be missed very much Mark. Thankyou for being such a great friend