Jimmy Purvis, 57

Jimmy D. Purvis, 57, North Manchester, died on Saturday, April 20 at 8:17 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Jimmy was born on April 27, 1955 to Ewell and Mary Alice (Withrow) Purvis in Owingsville, Ky. He worked at Warner Corp., North Manchester, before its closing.

He is survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Purvis, Marion, and Michael D. (Amanda) Purvis, Plymouth; a daughter, Michaela Gordon, Wabash; four brothers, William and Herman Staton, both of North Manchester, David Purvis, Owingsville, Ky., and Kenny Purvis, Servia; one sister, Ann Francis Staton, Kentucky; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ewell Jean Purvis and one sister, Jeanie Sue Shepherd.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

To assist the family with final expenses, memorial contributions may be to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 23