David Purvis
1957 - 2020
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David Purvis

Knoxville - David Chilton Purvis was born in Charlottesville, Virginia on June 12, 1957 to Dr. John T. Purvis and Jeane Purvis Vann and passed away on December 13, 2020 with his dedicated wife and children by his side.

David grew up in Knoxville where he attended Bearden High School and the University of Tennessee. The details of those years are vague and thankfully before social media to document his antics. He lived in Farragut, TN for over 35 years and in 2000, he married the love of his life, Robin, and together they built a life filled with love and patience. As a dedicated and driven businessman, David was the owner of Healthone Medical Billing and a partner of Cvikota Medical Billing Services. He and his wife Robin were also the proprietors of Farragut Wine & Spirits.

David had a huge heart for children. He served on both the Knoxville, State of Tennessee and national board of directors for Childhelp, a non-profit organization that provides care and support for children in abusive families. David created two fundraising events, Les Trois Chefs and Oyster fest, that together have raised more than two million dollars over the years to support Childhelp.

David invested countless hours giving back to his hometown of Farragut. He was one of the founding members and chairman of the Farragut Business Alliance (FBA), whose mission is to help promote business growth and development in the Farragut community. While serving on the FBA, David started the ever-popular Taste of Farragut festival that brought out thousands of people in the community to support Farragut businesses. One cannot look around this town and not see something that David was involved in to help the growth and stability of the community he loved. David also served on the Farragut Economic Development Committee and was a member of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2013.

At the heart of it, David never met a stranger. His personality was larger than life, and he had many friends that loved him dearly. He was a big teddy bear with no hair and had a quick wit that was unmatched. The more David razzed you the more you knew he truly cared about you. In addition to his driven work ethic, he passionately loved his time with family and friends. When that time included a great bottle of wine or three, picking out a fabulous barrel of Kentucky bourbon or enjoying a fantastic culinary experience, it was considered time well spent. He also enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at Fox Den Country Club - although he rarely broke 100.

David is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Robin; daughter, Julia Purvis Jubran (Omar); son, Kurt Purvis; grandson, Harrison Jubran, his five brothers and sisters, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that all who wish to honor David to make donations to Childhelp, Tennessee and/or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865)6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2020.
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January 21, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. David's outgoing personality was infectious. He was a good friend and I loved Farragut Wine and Liquors.
Elaine Jackson
December 29, 2020
Larger than life, to have met David is to have had your life enriched. We are all less for not having him here with us.

Matthew Carriker
December 29, 2020
Larger than life, to have met David is to have had your life enriched. We are all less for not having him here with us. Cheers my man.
Matthew Carriker
December 21, 2020
Rest In Peace David. And may peace and comfort be with your family. The world lost a light but Heaven gained your eternal smile.

Randal Roat
December 21, 2020
When I think of David, what comes to mind immediately is generosity, a smile that was contagious and how deeply he loved his family. He was truly loved by so many people. Deepest condolences to you Robin, Julia and Kurt in your time of sorrow.
Sherri Dumford
December 21, 2020
I remember David back in the 1980s. GREAT guy!
Don Ferguson
December 20, 2020
I knew David and a youngster and then the he was a young banker and then as a young businessman. He as a sincere and motivated young man and set out to do well for himself and his family. And he accomplished all of that . His contributions to his community will carry on as a tribute to his efforts.
Joe Congleton
December 20, 2020
It is sad. He will be missed by many.
John & Kim Purvis
December 19, 2020
I am very sorry to hear of David’s passing. David was a good man, always had a smile on his face and positive. He and Robin were very kind to me as a salesperson that called on them. I know he will be greatly missed by many people. My condolences to Robin and family.
Bob Bellah
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