C. Frank Purifoy Jr.

January 8, 1934May 16, 2019

Charles Frank Purifoy Jr. born Jan, 8 1934 to Frank and Arlena M. Purifoy in Mansfield Ark. He graduated from high school in Newport Arkansas, in 1951, He Graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1957.

Married in Mexico Elva Purifoy for 40 years on May 5th in Gomez Palacio Durango. He is preceded in death by his parents Arlena Manus and Charles Frank Purifoy and his brother Danny Purifoy of Indianapolis. He is survived by his two sisters Marion, Josephine of Memphis, Tennessee and Mary Jacqueline Proctor of Glenrock, Wyoming.

He entered the army in August 1953 and served in the 355th Combat Engineers Co. in Kaiserslautern, Germany being discharged in May 1955 to attend college. He entered the Air Force in April 1957 and was stationed in Columbus SAC Base in Columbus, Mississippi. He served as a Chief Computer Console Operator.

He entered the Federal Government Civil Services in April 1962 as Computer Programmer in the US Army Missile Command at the Redstone arsenal, Huntsville Alabama.

Visitation will take place on Sunday May 19, 2019 at Heavenly Grace Funeral Home in La Feria, TX from 1 PM to 9 PM with a 7 PM rosary. A mass will be held Monday May 20, 2019 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Harlingen, TX at 10 AM, with burial to follow at Heavenly Grace Memorial Park.

Thank You. My gratitude to the Dr. Fernando Garcia, for the attention for my husband.

Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain Mercy. Mathew 5:7 God Bless you Doctor

Elva Purifoy.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Burial Monday, May 20, 2019


C. Frank Purifoy Jr.

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Arthur De Luna

May 20, 2019

Uncle Frank

It was an honor to meet him, to live with you, to know that he was such a kind person, that he gave us his friendship, he opened the doors of his house, that is something that my family and I will never forget.

My condolences Tia Elba and early resignation.

With love

Luna Rodriguez Family

Maria Sifuentes

May 20, 2019

We were so deeply saddened to learn of Frank's passing. It was an honor knowing Frank and calling him Tio Frank! He left our family with many fond memories that we will forever cherish. Tio Frank always welcomed us into his home with open arms and a big smile! We enjoyed listening to his stories and appreciated his wisdom and good advice. He will be dearly missed, but we are comforted knowing he is rejoicing in our Father's heavenly arms.

Until we meet again.


The Sifuentes Family

Josie Purifoy Dean

May 19, 2019

Dear Brother, so sorry to see you go. Wish I could be there for the service, but my health will not let me travel by myself. Tell brother Danny up there I love him too. God is taking care of you now and you are in the shelter of his hands. I cherish our days in Augusta when life was so simple and we grew up in a loving home. I will miss our phone calls and so glad the brothers and sisters got together in Harlingen a few years ago. Love Josie.

Joel Velasco

May 18, 2019

I am greatful for many nice momements spent with Frank. A kind and considerate person as well as a patriot.
It has been an honor knowing him.
My deepest sympathy to his beloved wife Tía Elva and his family.
May all the beautiful memories help you in this time of sorrow.

Lynne Southwell

May 17, 2019

Dear Sweet Elva, Our sincere condolences on Frank's passing. You two loved each other so much and it always showed in your smile. Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts. Long distance hugs. We love you Elva! Love Jim, Lynne , Barbara Jean, Hank, & RJ