Melvin Purvis Sr.
Published 11:53 am Sunday, July 24, 2022
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Radioman Melvin Purvis Sr. (retired), 87, passed away on July 12, 2022.
Purvis was a native of Canoe, and a resident of Virginia Beach, Va.
Purvis is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ernest and Nina Alderson Purvis; sisters, Marie Maass, Lenna Langford, Eleanor Sotorske, Bonnie Madison Blackmon and Carolyn Young.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia Burgos Purvis; sons, Melvin Jr., Ernest (Arnie) and Robbie; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He will be cremated and interred at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va.
A celebration of life service was conducted in Virginia Beach.
Farewell and following seas to all my family and friends.