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Donald Wayne Purvis

November 3, 1953October 17, 2020
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On October 17, 2020 Donald Wayne Purvis passed away at the age of 66. Don was born to William and Margie Purvis on November 3rd 1953 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After graduation in 1973 he married his high school sweetheart, Linda Charlene Smith. The couple then relocated to Texas where he worked for Loffland Brothers Drilling. In 1980 they and their children moved to New Braunfels, Texas to follow his career. Don and Charlene raised three children, Heath, Tiffanie, and Lindy until her passing in 1987. In 1994 Don married Kathy Owens/Ott and became step father to her four children, Christopher, Patrick, Colleen, and Craig. Together they became one large blended family. Don’s hobbies included, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and traveling. Some of his greatest joys were spending time as an active member of the New Braunfels Elks Lodge, taking trips with his big family, and playing with his ten grandchildren. Don retired in 2016 after forty-three years working in the oil field.

Don is preceded in death by his wife Linda Charlene, his parents William and Margie, his brothers Joseph Craig and Edward, and his step son Craig Ott. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his children Heath Purvis, Tiffanie Purvis, Christopher (Jackie) Ott, Patrick (Casey) Ott, Lindy Leos, Colleen (Brian) Harrell. His grandchildren include, Kamaren Purvis, Noah Ott, Parker Ott, Dylan Leos, Madilyn Leos, Annelise Watson, Logan Leos, Kendall Ott, Weston Harrell, and Conway Ott. Don also leaves behind two great grandchildren, Kaden and Knolen Drake, his sister Shelia (Glen) Nightingale, and multiple cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday October 23rd from 6-8 pm at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 24th at 10:00 am at Zoeller Funeral Home. Internment after at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279 or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Linda Witt

October 24, 2020

Dearest Kathy,
Our hearts are breaking for you at the sudden and devastating loss of your husband. Wishing you strength and sending you love.

Linda and Hans

Henry Hobbs

October 23, 2020


Don Purvis family
Peggy and I are completely at a
lost for words..May GOD bless your soul and open his arms for you.
We will see you soon..
RIP my friend.

Toby West

October 20, 2020

Kathy, we were so saddened and upset , to hear of Don's passing. The unexpectedness of it just serves to remind us of how precious and unpredictable life is. Thank you so much, the two of you, for sharing with us a broader spectrum of life, travel and friendship. We have been truly blessed to be included in your close circle of friends. Please know we hold you and your family up in prayer, asking God to wrap his arms around you and help to comfort you in this time of grief.

We love you,
Toby and Lucy West

Etta Pittman

October 20, 2020

Kathy and Family,
Our hearts are broken over the loss of Don. Don was a man of respect and love.
He cherished you and the family. You and he opened your arms and heart to us and treated us like family!

We love you and will always be there.

May God give you peace as you cherish the memories of Don.

Herman and Etta Pittman

Joseph Patterson

October 20, 2020

So sorry to hear this and prayers going up for all hadn’t seen him in years but have some memories from school where we had a blast

Ray Lauter

October 20, 2020

We are so sorry to hear the news of Don's passing. He was such a good man and fellow ELK. I am thankful for the times we spent together at the ELK'S. God bless and prayers for the family.
Ray and Shelia Lauter

Brenda Ott

October 20, 2020

I only met Don three or four times but I really liked him immediately. He was very kind and was a gracious host. My condolences and love go out to Kathy and all his family.

Claudia Brandenburg

October 19, 2020

Dear Kathy and family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, Don. Don will be greatly missed by so many people. May all of us comfort you and your family and surround all of you with love, support, and God’s grace.

Peace be with you and your family in the days and years to come. We are here for you Kathy in the days ahead. God Bless you and your family.

With Love,

Claudia and Dean


Christin & Kimberley Riggs

October 18, 2020

Dear Don,
We will miss you neighbor. Thank you for all your help and kindness. Wish there were more like you.
Kathy we are here for you. God bless you and all the family.

Love & respect,

The Riggs Family

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