Bobby H. Purkey (1931 - 2018)


Bobby H. Purkey, 88, of the Grant Community, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1931, to Jonas Lee and Pearl Addington Purkey.
Survivors include his wife, Trula Fay Parks Purkey; son and daughter-in-law, Delbert and Jean Purkey of Alexandria; daughter, Diana Gilbert of Springfield;  son and daughter-in-law, Delbert and Jean Purkey of Alexandria; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral washeld Sept. 15, 2018, in Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Chapel, Independence. The Rev. Leah Harlow and Daniel Purkey officiated.  Military rites were conducted by Grayson County VFW Post 7726. 
Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 1155 N. 4th Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home, Independence, is serving the family.
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Published in Galax Gazette from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2018