Henry Parker Purvis was born October 12, 1930, to Ruth Jones Purvis and Alton Parker Purvis in Mendes, Georgia. He passed away peacefully at home in Roseville, California, with his family by his side, on Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
Parker grew up on a farm in Glennville, Georgia, and lived there until he was drafted as a Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart recipient. While in the service, he went on a blind date with Marlene Gottier who would soon become his future wife. They were married on February 19, 1954, and raised 3 sons. Parker and Marlene were married 62 years.
He was a man of great faith and service and he loved people. He served many years at Sunland Neighborhood and Creekside Church. A true prayer warrior with a passion and love to do the Lord's work, always taking time to mentor and encourage others.
Some of his interests were horse back riding, camping, coaching sports and traveling with their RV. Family time was important, especially time with his grandkids. He loved westerns and meeting up with others at local restaurants and he began each day in quiet time with the Lord.
Parker is survived by his three sons ~ David (Betty) of Denver, Colorado, Steven (Debbi) of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, and Scott (Ruth) of Roseville, California; 8 grandchildren ~ Janelle, Ryan, Jeremy, Mandy, Kimberly, Greg, Jason and Jennifer; 9 great grandchildren, Makena, Addysen, Asher, Charlotte, Henry, Cambryn, Parker, Kyler and Ashlyn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene in 2016 and by his sister, Cathryn in 2012.
A Celebration of Parker's life will be live streamed on Saturday, July 18, at 10:30 AM Pacific Time. Go to https://www.creeksideonline.com/parker to view Parker's service.