Kelly A.  Purvis
Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Kelly A. Purvis of Weatherford, Texas, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, September 19, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family.
Lt. Col. Purvis was born, fourth in line of 8 children, on November 30, 1921 in Wheeler County, Georgia to Alfred Purvis and Minnie McDaniel Purvis.
At the age of 16, Kelly became the provider for his mother and younger siblings. He joined the US Air Force at age 20 as an officer and began a highly decorated career serving his country for 27 years.
After retiring to Weatherford from the military in 1969 he began his second career by obtaining a degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, subsequently starting, operating, and passing down the current Purvis Air Conditioning business to his son, Kelly Purvis, Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Elloys Evans Purvis, originally from Iowa Park, Texas. Daughters Holly Purvis Sifford of Benbrook, Penny Purvis Sneed of Aledo, Cherry Purvis of Weatherford and Kelly Purvis, Jr. of Weatherford. Kelly was affectionately referred to as "Dah" by his 2 grandchildren Haley Sifford of Benbrook and Logan Sifford of Rio Vista as well as his four great-grandchildren Brody Hill (9), Harper Hill (5), Selah Nell Sifford (3) and Bauer Dean Sifford (4 months).
Kelly is also survived by his younger sister, Sylvia Purvis Mitchell, along with her extended family in Vidalia, Georgia.
Elloys and Kelly Purvis attended Parker County Cowboy Church from its humble beginnings in a barn. A memorial service will be held on Sat. Sept. 28, 2019 at the Parker County Cowboy Church, 5050 FM5, Aledo Texas as 10:30 a.m. There will be a reception at the church following the service.
Published on September 23, 2019


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Calvin Lang
Sep 27, 2019
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Sep 27, 2019
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Gail Wright
Sep 25, 2019
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Kaylynn Bodiford
Sep 25, 2019
Wishing peace for Holly and her entire family. I surely enjoyed meeting Mr. Purvis.
Sep 24, 2019
You will truly be missed.... It was an honor to care for you and keep you comfortable.... You was a very loving caring man that touched a special place in my heart....
Natalie Meiwes
Sep 24, 2019
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Sep 24, 2019
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Larry. A Purvis
Sep 23, 2019
My condolences to the family. So very sorry for y'alls loss. Prayers. I'm from Wheeler County Alamo Georgia
Tammie ( Smokey)
Sep 23, 2019
Colonel was a very special man who was always concerned about his family and friends . In the short time I knew him I became close to him and Elloys. I enjoyed reading to him and laughing at his sense of humor. I often told him that if I could have one wish in this world that it would be for him to be able to see again. Rest In Peace my friend, enjoy the beauty that you can see once again ❤️.
Sylvia Mitchell
Sep 23, 2019
My dear brother will be missed so much! We were far away in miles, but very close in our hearts. I am so proud of the family he left behind. We dearly love Elloys and our Texas Family and they will always be special to us. Our thoughts are in Texas with our family and we are praying for all.
Denise Norton
Sep 23, 2019
What a special man. I remember as a business man he was always there when my parents called for help. He will be sadly missed within the community. Prayers to the family. 🙏
Steve Cooke
Sep 23, 2019
Mr. Purvis, was a great man. I have many memorable memories with the Purvis family.