Obituary and funeral services: Payton Michael Purvis, 43, of Watkinsville

Payton Michael Purvis age 43 of Watkinsville, passed away on Friday November 1, 2019. Payton graduated from Shiloh High School and attended Georgia Southern University. Payton spent many years in the construction and restoration industry. He and Gretchen recently joined Keller Williams Realty as a sales team in the Athens area. Throughout his life Payton brought smiles, laughter and good humor to all his family and friends. He was loved by many. Heaven is about light and love. He is now with Jesus and the light and love of heaven has been greatly increased. He is survived by: Wife: Gretchen Taylor Purvis, Daughter: Addisyn Purvis, Son: Payton Purvis, Step Daughter: Emma Fordham, Step Son: Chase Whitehorn all of Watkinsville, Georgia; Parents: Mike and Debbie Purvis, Monroe, Georgia; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Greg and Elizabeth Taylor, Jasper, Florida; Brother: Nathan and Mary Purvis, Monroe, Georgia; Brother-in-law: Dan and Holly Taylor, Macon, Georgia; Nephew: Nathan Purvis, Jr.; Niece: Julia Purvis; Niece: Rose Purvis; Niece: Ellie Grace Taylor; Niece: Annabelle Taylor; Aunt and Uncle: Karen and Jim Fowler; Cousin: Shannon Spraggins; Cousin: Hayley Rechtorovic; Maternal Grandmother-in-law: Hilda Taylor. Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other family members also survive. Memorial Services will be held at the Holy Cross Anglican Cathedral, 3836 Oak Grove Rd. Loganville, GA 30052 on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 3:00 PM. A reception will follow the Celebration of Life Services. In lieu of flowers, please gift Payton’s educational fund for his two children, Addisyn and Payton. His Brother Nathan set up a Go Fund Me site on his Facebook page. The Purvis Family is being assisted by Tim Stewart Funeral Home 209 South Hammond Drive, Monroe, Georgia 30655. 770-267-2594. Please leave online condolences at
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