Steven Christopher Purvis, 45 of Purvis, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born at Forrest General Hospital January 9, 1975, the son of James Calvin and Lynda Kay (Baker) Purvis. He grew up in Purvis, spending his entire life in and around the area he called home. He was Steven and if you knew him, you understand what that means. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially floating the creek. He enjoyed it so much that he would skip school to get there. At times, he would walk in the front door of the school so mom could see that, walking right on through and out the back door to head to the creek! Steven also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, visiting with friends and cooking for them. He dropped out of high school and obtained his GED so he could get to work and help his family. By the time his class graduated, Steve had already completed trade school. He would become a journeyman at brick masonry and welding in his career. His hobbies in life didn't change much. He still loved having friends over and doing anything outdoors, as well as riding his Harley. His bike was almost as special to him as his family and he kept it in the living room when he wasn't riding it. He had a boisterous sense of humor to say it mildly, doing his best to keep everyone smiling and in good spirits. A Christian by faith, Steven was a founding member and former Chief of the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department. He had a heart to help anyone, especially the community he called home. He was honest and straight forward, a "what you see is what you get" type of guy. If he thought it, it was coming out no matter what or who. Of his favorite sayings was, "I wish you would let me do your thinking for you, 'cause you ain't too good at it.", or "If you're going to be dumb, you got to be tough.". That was Steven. A loving, dedicated husband, he was loyal and trusted by all who truly knew him. He will no doubt be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all he touched in life. Steven was preceded by his parents, and an infant brother, Matthew. He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife, Shawnacy; their children, Teejay and Essie, all of Purvis; a niece Eliza and nephew Ezekiel Dixon, both of Sumrall Dixon, with countless friends, neighbors and biking companions through the years. His desire was to be cremated, which his family is honoring. A celebration of Steven's life will be planned for a later date. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Purvis family in this time of need. Please keep Shawnacy and the kids, along with all who were close to him, in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
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