James McArthur Purvis

  • Born: June 28, 1942
  • Died: February 22, 2010
  • Location: Groveland, Florida

Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes - Kurfiss Groveland Chapel

132 E. Magnolia St.
Groveland, FL 34736

Tel. 352-429-3500

Tribute & Message From The Family


Purvis, James (“Buck”) McArthur, 67, of Groveland, Fl. passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on June 28, 1942 in Helena, Georgia. He was of the Christian faith and has lived here in Groveland for over 50 years. Buck was a man of humble beginnings who by God’s grace rose to be his wives lover, best friend and confident. He was his children’s hero and who knows what all he meant to others.

Buck was not only always willing to help any and everyone but also skilled in so many ways that he was able to do so. His family was his world and his wife remembers that even when they were dating his younger brothers and sisters went along. Once they had children he would say, “If the kids can’t go or can’t see something then we don’t need to go or see it either”.

Buck is predeceased by his parents Paul and Bessie Mae Purvis; Brothers Paul, Robert “Bobby”, Milton, and Richard; sisters Vivian, Dinah and Shirley.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years Mary M. Boggs Purvis of Groveland, Fl.; son James (Lisa) Purvis of Clermont, Fl.; daughter Connie Purvis of Groveland, Fl.; brothers Curtis (Angie) Purvis; Joseph (Patti) Purvis; Donald (Janie) Purvis all of Groveland, Fl.; sisters Annette Trowell of Alachua. Fl.; Janie (Art)Newcomb; Polly (Joe) Allen both of Groveland, Fl.; step-mom Mary Jane Purvis of Groveland, Fl.; brother-in-laws John (Faye) Boggs; Bill (Jacque) Boggs; aunt Dora Shepherd; five Grandchildren Matthew (Shelsea) Temples, Britni, Mitchell and Bret Purvis, Alexis Whitehill and one Great-Granddaughter Daisy Rayne Temples and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM Friday, February 26, 2010 with family visitation beginning at 4:00. The location will be at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home/Groveland Chapel.

The family would like to extend an invitation to dinner at the 1st Baptist Church in Groveland.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services/Groveland Chapel. 352-429-3500 www.brewerfuneral.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Gone but never forgotten. I cant remember a time he was too busy for me , or was not there for me when I asked. I wish it could always be that way. I will miss him dearly. I cant imagine a bigger void. i Love you dad

Posted by james purvis - clermont - son   November 13, 2010

My beloved husband, lover, friend, co-laboror, joined by God til death do us part. When I think of him I weep. When I see all he has done and all he meant to me I am honored that he was my husband. Coming from small and poor beginnings he rose to being very prosperous. God enabled us to be together. I miss his PRESENCE the most. Now, I will trust the God who took him home to give me directions on the life I need to live from this day forward.

Posted by Mary - Groveland, FL - Wife   April 18, 2010

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HE WAS A GREAT MAN. I REMEMBER ON SHELSEA AND MATTS WEDDING DAY HE WOULDNT STOP TALKING TO ME ABOUT THE KIND OF GUY I DESERVED AND HOW PRETTY I WAS. HE WAS A SWEETHEART AND ALWAYS KNEW HOW TO MAKE US ALL LAUGH. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, BUT I ALSO KNOW HE'S UP THERE SOMEWHERE WATCHING OVER US ALL. <3

Posted by KRISTEN ANDUJAR - FRIEND   February 28, 2010

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I have known Connie's dad for about 6 years, and i never seen him without a smile on his face, or fussing over Daisy his "baby girl". When my husband and son was over at his and Mrs. Mary's house for this past christmas, even though they were not expecting us and did not have a gift for the gift game, he gave up his gift for me, which it is his favorite candy, which is Turtles. I didn't want to take his gift from him, because it meant more to me to sit next to him and talk about life in general, so i left his candy on the kitchen counter, and Mrs. Mary called me to come back over and get it, that is our gift, because he saw it sitting there, and fussed about how we left it behind. I have Chromes like he did, and learned more about the condition from him. Because of him i now have medication that helps me live "normal" again without any pain. My heart goes out the grandkids, Daisy, Jimmy, Connie, Lisa, and Mrs. Mary. He would be missed greatly, but he is their guardian Angel and like Shelsea said, he would be helping god and the angels fix things or start his garden again.

Posted by Nicole Temples - Family   February 26, 2010

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Uncle Buck will be missed. I still think of the many summers I spent with him, learning from his tremendous knowledge of how to be a great man. To all my family in Groveland, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Scott (Michelle) Trowell - Alachua, FL - Nephew   February 26, 2010

I am so very sorry. I have known ya'll since I was 7 years old and the one thing that comes to mind when thinking of your dad is how much he loved his family. He was such a good husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. You could just tell---seemed like his eyes lit right up when he was with his family, especially his grandkids. Daisy will come to know how much she meant to him because he will always live in her heart. She'll see the pictures of them together and she will just know the kind of love that he had for her.
I hope you know that I would there for you if I lived closer. But please know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I heard.
Love ya'll and I will see you next time I am in town.

Posted by Deanna Goodman Williams - Cadyville, NY - Family friend   February 26, 2010

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My thoughts and prayers are with yall!!!

Posted by Katie    February 25, 2010

He was A great man. He loved his family and he made sure we knew it. He did so much for me and my family. he was a amazing grandpa to my husband and Great grandpa to our baby girl. She would always bring a smile to his face and him to her. I ever know how much he meant to me until now. I wish he was here for me to tell him now. I want him to know I thank him for letting me into his family. He was Grandpa to me. And I know he's up in heaven smiling down on us. Telling God whats what. Finding things to fix and enjoying his Pepsi. I will ever forgot him, and the way he opened his heart to let me in. I will miss him.

Posted by Shelsea temples - Groveland, FL - Great Daughter-in-law   February 25, 2010

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To the family, our prayers are with you and Heaven has received a blessing.

Posted by Shelly and Sharon Henderson - Grandson's mother in law   February 25, 2010

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The only memories I really have, is matt and his grandfather changing my brakes. It was a sight to see, but the only other thing I have as a memory is of how close you could tell that he was with his family.

Posted by CeCe - Friend of the Family   February 25, 2010