PURKIS, Ross, 70 of Dade City, passed away February 7, 2013 at his home. He was born November 11, 1942 in Toronto, Canada to Alwyn and Jean Purkis. He retired as an electrician and was employed by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Survivors include his beloved wife of 39 years, Joyce Purkis of Dade City; 3 sons, Todd Purkis of Mayo, Fla., Alwyn Purkis of Ridge Manor, and Tim (Karen) Purkis, of Ridge Manor; granddaughter, Kenadey Purkis, of Ridge Manor; sister, Dianne Drysdale, of Umatilla Fla.; brother, Barry Purkis, of Dade City, Fla.; step daughter, Susie (Michael) Godsey of Gladys, Va.; step grandson, Jonathan (Amanda) Godsey, of Lynchburg, Va.; step great- grandson, Bradley Godsey of Lynchburg, Va.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 12, 2013