Earnest Clarence Purvis

October 8, 1943January 3, 2021

Earnest "Bud" Clarence Purvis, 77, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Augusta Health.

He was born October 8, 1943, a son of the late Earnest Camm and Elizabeth Etta (Kirby) Purvis.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was owner/operator of "Buds" Handyman Service where he believed his customers were his extended family.

Bud was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School and played softball for many local leagues. He was a beloved coach to many and enjoyed gardening and wood working.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Fay K. Miller and his wife, Shirley, John Perdue; sister-in-law, Phyllis Coyner; step-mother, Helen Purvis.

Survivors include his wife, Delores (Miller) Purvis; daughters, Cara P. Moore and husband, Jeff of Waynesboro, Shea R. Purvis of Fishersville; step-son, James B. Quick of Waynesboro; sisters, Betty Via and husband, Granville of Waynesboro, Sandy Perdue of Verona; brother, Jack K. Purvis and wife, Vicki of Waynesboro; brother-in-law, Russell Coyner; grandchildren, Carter Moore, Mattie Johnson and Nathan, Jared Moore, Brady Louk; and one great-granddaughter, Graycen Johnson.

He also leaves behind his 4 legged children, Luke and Benji.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all services will be private.

There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Valley Animal Services, 1001 Mt. Torrey Rd., Lyndhurst, VA 22952.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Earnest Clarence Purvis

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jim. (Rick) Cook

January 11, 2021

Bud and I have been friends for years and have become closer friends in the last fifteen years. We spent time visiting, calling each other checking in and he was the best mechanic/plumber I could ever find. He opened his own handyman service and was excellent to work with.
By the way, Bud was a good cook and was quick to share a spoonful of his recipe. His best was Brunswick stew.
Bud was a genuine person, always willing to lend a helping hand, love his family, grandchildren and was a great neighbor to those that lived close by.
He left behind a living family, wonderful friends and two of the best dogs anyone would ever find.
Know we will always miss you, your spur of the moment telephone calls and the great laughs we had.
Rest In Peace, Yiur friend in crime, Jim (Rick) Cook

Sharon Kier-Vest

January 10, 2021

To Cara and Shea, I'm so sorry to hear the passing of your father. Hold onto all your memories and they should bring you smiles. Prayers to you all.❤

Cindy Scott

January 8, 2021

I will miss Bud so much! I could always call on him to come to my house and fix whatever. I also recommended him to my clients because I knew he would do a good job. You fought a long, hard battle! I know your girls and your grandchildren will miss you so much! Rest in peace my friend!

Jimmy & Debbie Lowry

January 7, 2021

Dee we are sorry to hear about Bud. He was a good friend and neighbor. Our prayers are with you.

Linda Dodd

January 7, 2021

Buddy Purvis lost another friend Billy Day May they both rest in peace Linda

Linda Dodd

January 7, 2021

Bud was s good friend to my late husband Buddy Dodd. We all went to school together. When we moved back to Waynesboro in1999, they went to Lodge together Bud was a good man and a good friend. Linda

Laurie Biser

January 6, 2021

Dear Shea and Cara,
We're sorry to hear about your dad. May good memories bring you strength and peace. We're thinking of you and your families!
Larry Sipe, Laurie, and Christie

Debi Barnes

January 6, 2021

Buddy was my uncle for many years(since I was 7) He was always so sweet! When they would come and visit us in Glen Allen my Mom would always make a German Chocolate cake(It was his favorite). I haven't seen him in years and I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man and will be missed by many!

Patti Burroff

January 6, 2021

I would go to Buddy's house every Summer growing up. I had the best time! He'll be missed. I'm sorry Cara and Shea for your loss.

Kim Wright

January 6, 2021

Jack & Vicki,
Sorry to see of Buddy's passing. He was a sweet and happy-go man.
You know he'll be missed. To all the safe, it's to much
craziness going on now.
Kim & Chuck