Dustin Curtis Purkey, age 44, of Morristown, went home to Jesus on Monday, August 30, 2021. Dustin, Dusty as known by friends and family, was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elijah and Annie Lawson.
Dusty is survived by his son and the light of his life, Deesun Michael Purkey. He also leaves behind Mother, Deena Lawson Purkey of Morristown and Father, Curtis (Daintry) Manning of Sevierville. Brothers, Scott (Linda) Lawson and David Purkey as well as his sister, Michelle Purkey Hodges all of Morristown. Neices and nephews, Ashley Gilbert, Misti Shepherd, Chasli Keister, Brittany Lawson, Morgan Lawson, Elizabeth Hodges, Ryan Purkey, Eryn Hodges, and Luke Purkey. Special friends Stephen and Whitney Hodges, and a host of other loving family and friends who will all mourn him and rejoice his homegoing.
Dusty will be fondly remembered by all who loved him for his sweet nature, wit, and humor. He was a loyal and loving friend who would go out of his way for those he loved. For his family, the memories of his mischievous but sweet spirit will create a lifetime of stories to be told and treasured. He is and will be forever missed. Though our hearts are heavy we rejoice in his peace and the knowledge that he is “present with the Lord” and that we will see him again.
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Monday, September 6, 2021 in the chapel of Mayes Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Lawson and Rev. Benny Jones officiating. The family will receive friends 5:00 P.M. till 7:00 P.M. Monday prior to services at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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