Steve Vermillion Purkey, age 80, entered Heaven’s Gates on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. He was a life-long resident of Morristown. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed bowling, camping, and cars. He loved his family dearly and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife Judy, and parents Joe and Mildred Purkey.
He is survived by his two daughters Wendi (David) DeMello of Bunker Hill, WV, and Cindy (Tom) Lee of Russellville; grandchildren Corie (Wayne) Holt, DJ (Steph) DeMello, Adam DeMello, and Chelsea (Jose) Cespedes; step-grandchildren Kesha Lee, Christy Smith, and Brandon Lee, and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020, at Hamblen Memory Gardens with Rev. Dean Haun officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Amputation Coalition of America, 900 E Hill Ave, Ste 390, Knoxville, TN 37915, amputee-coalition.org
Arrangements entrusted to Mayes Mortuary, www.mayesmortuary.com, of Morristown.
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