Robert Eugene Purvis

October 28, 1954May 2, 2021

A Loving Father and Friend:

Robert Eugene Purvis, simply known by friends and family as "Bob", passed away on 02 May, 2021, from pre-existing medical conditions. He was 66.

Bob was born on October 28th, 1954, in Vicksburg, MS to Robert Glynn Purvis and Vanice Lorraine Buck. He spent many years moving with family to places like Millville, PA, Hammonton, N.J., Grants, N.M., and eventually Phoenix, AZ where he graduated from Moon Valley High School. He also attended Glendale Community College where he met his soul mate, Sherrie, whom he married, thus bringing together a wonderful family of six to include her and her two children.

Bob loved the outdoors, particularly Four Peaks, a beautiful wilderness preserve in Tonto National Forest. He camped and hiked there often with his family and friends. He also loved puzzles, games, darts, and collecting odds and ends. His kindness was matched only by the greatness of his spirit.

Bob is survived by his brother, four children, and their families.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, May 22, 2021


Robert Eugene Purvis

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Tony Dixon

May 22, 2021

Thank u bob for giving me a place to stay when I had nowhere to turn to. I’m going to miss our conversation and trying to get u off the phone when u talking my ear off lol. I never told u I loved when u always called me bud lol my dad used to call me the same thing. Gonna miss u bob