Ronald T. Purkey
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JONESVILLE, SC-- Mr. Ronald T. Purkey, age 73 of 921 Gaffney Hwy, Jonesville, widower of Gayle Petty Purkey, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Purkey was born in Jonesville, March 15, 1940, a son of Agnes McKinney Purkey of Union and the late Lewis Purkey. He was a graduate of Jonesville High School and Spartanburg Junior College. Mr. Purkey was retired from Spartanburg Steel after 35 years of service and was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church. He also was an avid golfer and fisherman.
Surviving in addition to his mother, are a sister-in-law, Ruby Edwards of Spartanburg; a brother-in-law, Boyce Martin of Pacolet; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Wanda Burgess and husband Kevin of Columbus, NC. Mr. Purkey was predeceased by a son, Todd Purkey.
Graveside services will be held 4:00 PM Friday, May 17, 2013, at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Jeff Dean.
The family will receive friends at the graveside following the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 127, Landrum, SC 29356.
The S.R. Holcombe
Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)
Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.
310 S. South St.
Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 17 to May 18, 2013