Loyal Purvis, 81, of Nampa, died
Monday, Feb. 8, 1993, at the Nampa hospital. Family and
friends are welcome to attend funeral services to be held at 2
p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Nampa, with the Rev. James M. Farmer of the Community Bible
Church, Nampa, officiating. Burial will follow at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with military honors
conducted at the cemetery.
Loyal was born Oct. 22, 1922, at Cambridge, Neb., a son of
Jesse and Rose Moore Purvis and was raised and attended school
in Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II, serving most of his enlistment aboard the USS Wharton and
was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1945, as a Storekeeper 2/c.
He returned to Nebraska and, with his brothers, Howard,
Clenton and Kenneth Purvis, operated the Purvis Brothers
Trucking Co. Loyal also worked for the Bureau of
Reclamation in Nebraska. He married Irene L. White Aug.
6, 1948, at McCook, Neb., and they made their home in Nebraska
until moving to Nampa in 1954. He worked for the Idaho
State School and Hospital for twenty-two years as a Mental
retardation technician, retiring in 1976. Thereafter, he
enjoyed fishing and camping and loved just being in the
mountains. He would spend all summer at Cascade.
He was a former member of the American Legion and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars in Nebraska.
miss him and remember him always.
was a caring, loving, gentle man
always knew how to make you smile;
always there to lend a helping hand.
Carry him safely o the wings of doves.
On his journey to the Lord above
him sleep soundly at peace.
Survivors include his wife, Irene of Nampa; three sons and
their wives, Ron and Sherron Purvis, Dennis and Joyce White
and Jerry and Trina White, all of Nampa; a daughter, Patsy
Anne Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Howard
and Kenneth Purvis, both of Bartley, Neb.; eight
grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his
parents, his stepmother, one brother and two infant sisters.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on
Thursday and 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.