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Marvin L. Puryear

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Marvin L. Puryear

Scottsdale - Marvin Lloyd Puryear made his journey Home on June 15, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ. Born March 4, 1925 in Bentonville, Arkansas, he joined the United States Marine Corps 4th Division in 1943, completing the WWII Pacific invasions on Iwo Jima, Saipan, Tannin, Roi-Namur as Fwd. Observer Air Liaison Team 1st JASCO, attached 2nd Battalion 25th Marines. He met the love of his life, Emma Louise Feyk, a US Naval Reserve (WAVE) while attending UC Berkley, marring October 20, 1947.

His insurance career took them from El Dorado, to Tulsa and Dallas, before becoming Eastern Division VP/GM of Unigard Insurance in NJ, while serving the Ironia Volunteer Fire Dept. In 1970, they moved to Arizona establishing Puryear-Darnell Insurance Agency, both retiring in 1978 in Fountain Hills. He was a founding member of the Arizona Business Alliance, became an avid off-road motorcyclist and loved exploring the desert. Marv and life business partner Lou later launched new careers opening Puryear Realty, ultimately teaming with Nabers RE-MAX Sun Properties.

His beautiful bride of 56 years, Louise, from Lewistown, MT, preceded him in death 2001 as did their son Robert in 2016. He is survived by his daughter Mary Thieme, son William Puryear (Kathy), granddaughters Emily and Lindsay Puryear all of Scottsdale, Shayla Puryear of Sedona/Cottonwood, AZ, grandson Jeremy Puryear of Granbury, TX and great-grandson Rowan William Sands of Scottsdale.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held in October. Please visit for details. Marvin and Louise will be interned together at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona honoring them for their service to our country. Our family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley (
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 8, 2018
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