Soule Burnice Purvis

October 21, 1936October 16, 2019

Soule Burnice Purvis, 82, of Lynchburg passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at The Carrington Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Jean Gallier Purvis. Born October 21, 1936, in Amherst County, he was the son of Grace Hunter Purvis and the late Sizer Burnice Purvis.

Soule was a retired inspector for General Electric and a member of Oakdale Baptist Church. He served our country in the Army National Guard.

In addition to his wife and father, Soule was preceded in death by one brother, Morris Purvis.

In addition to his mother, Soule is survived by his children, Michael Purvis, Steven Purvis and Kathy Tomlin, all of Lynchburg; three siblings, John Purvis (Delores) of Campbell County, Alfred Purvis (Susan) of Madison Heights and Nancy Purvis of Madison Heights; sister-in-law, Joyce Purvis of Madison Heights; three grandchildren, Michael Purvis, Jr. (Amiee), Allan Tomlin and Christopher Tomlin; two great grandchildren, Zoee Purvis and Avree Purvis; and other loving family members and friends.

A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2019, at Virginia Memorial Park with the Rev. Ralph J. Napolitano officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

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Whitten Timberlake Chapel is serving the family, (434) 239-0331.


  • Sizer Burnice Purvis, Father (deceased)
  • Grace Hunter Purvis, Mother
  • Morris Purvis, Brother (deceased)
  • Jean Gallier Purvis, Wife (deceased)
  • Michael Purvis, Son
  • Kathy Tomlin, Daughter
  • Steven Purvis, Son
  • John Purvis, Brother
  • Delores Purvis, Sister-in-law
  • Alfred Purvis, Brother
  • Susan Purvis, Sister-in-law
  • Nancy Purvis, Sister
  • Joyce Purvis, Sister-in-law
  • Michael Purvis, Jr. & wife Amiee, Grandson
  • Allan Tomlin, Grandson
  • Christopher Tomlin, Grandson
  • Zoee Purvis, Great Granddaughter
  • Avree Purvis, Great Grandchild
  • Soule is also survived by other loving family members and friends.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 28, 2019


Soule Burnice Purvis

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Rhpnda Jones

October 26, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

God Bless,

Dave & Rhonda Jones

Deborah Adams

October 25, 2019

I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. I am sending prayers to ease your pain during this difficult time.

Thinking of you,

Bebo Compton

October 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about Mr. Purvis passing. He was really nice to the neighborhood kids that grew up with Mike, Kathy and Steve.