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“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....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: james purvis - clermont - son

“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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mary - Groveland, FL - Wife

“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....Read More »
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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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole Temples - Family

“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
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7 of 10 | Posted by: Katie

“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...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Shelsea temples - Groveland, FL

“To the family, our prayers are with you and Heaven has received a blessing. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Shelly and Sharon Henderson

“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...Read More »
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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