Celebrating the life of

John R. "Bob" Purvis

Passed away on November 28, 2020

John R.

John Robert “Bob” Purvis, 91, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Legacy at Savannah Quarters.  He was born July 13, 1929 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late John D. and Elsie Lee Knapp Purvis.  Mr. Purvis retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service, where he was the Regional Sales Manager.  He was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church for over 50 years. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Cato Purvis.

Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Christine and Keith Westlake, Elizabeth and Terry Colson, Margaret Purvis, Eugene and Stacey Purvis, his sister, Ruth Trollinger, three grandchildren, Brooke Cornwell, Aubrey Colson, Tyler Purvis, and several nieces and nephews.

A Private Service and burial will be held at a later date at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Remembrances may be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church, 15, Willow Road, Savannah, GA 31419.



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I always enjoyed talking to him and our conversations always made me laugh. I will cherish those times at Legacy together and am thinking about you all.

- Samantha Strang, Pooler, GA

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- Stacey Purvis, Savannah, GA

Bob was the BEST father-in-law I could have ever dreamed of having. I loved and will miss him dearly. The entire Purvis family is in my thoughts and prayers.

- Stacey Purvis, Savannah, GA

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Gene and family, We are truly sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was so good as to help us with our brother's burial at a very difficult time. He was so gregarious and had a large presence that brought life to any gathering. I hope that your faith will see you through these times and that he now rests in peace with our Father. Sincerely, Kathy, Lonnie, and Jeff

- Lonnie, Kathy, and Jeffrey Penton, Pooler, GA

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Margaret and family, I’m sorry for the passing of Bob. He always made me laugh with his stories. The one time he brought my dress I had left at rehearsal, I had said don’t worry bout it, well you know he wasn’t having it, he made sure I got it back, too funny! Please email me, I’ve lost you’re ph number. Think about y’all a lot over the years. Love and prayers to everyone. Julie & Eddie Paige

- Paige, Savannah, Ga

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Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Always enjoyed talking to Mr. Purvis.

- Cindy Brown, Richmond Hill, Ga

so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad that’s a great picture posted of him ... i’ll always remember all the times coming over to your house in Windsor Forest when we were in high school and we would sit in the front living room and your dad would come in and we would always talk about something funny

- Hamp Griffin, jersey city , NJ

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I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man!

- Barbara Foley, Savannah, GA

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Chris and Keith and family, our thoughts and prayers are with y’all.

- Jue, Savannah , Ga

Mr.Purvis was my baby!! He was everything I’ve wished for. He was my favorite resident at Legacy. He told me he loved me every morning before I went home & held my hand everyday. I love you mr.purvis always & forever. You meant everything to me & more!! We had conversations and laughter I’ll always remember

- Crashauna Bryant, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel