Reuel "Bo" Purvis Jr.

Reuel Purvis Jr.

Bo Purvis, of Alvin, Texas, passed away Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at the age of sixty-three. Bo was born in Louisville, KY and grew up in San Antonio, TX, where he graduated from Robert E Lee High School in 1972. He later moved to Houston, TX and last resided in Alvin, TX.

For over 30 years, Bo worked as a heavy equipment mechanic, first for Plains Machinery Company and later for Waukesha Pearce Industries. He was proficient in the operation and repair of many types of equipment in various environments, and valued greatly the friendships he formed during his career.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Katherine Gammon and Reuel Purvis Sr.

He is survived by daughters, April Purvis and Maggie Purvis of Webster, TX; wife of thirty-nine years, Susan Purvis of Alvin, TX; life-long friend, Michael Stehling of San Antonio, TX; and sister, Kate Merchant of Eddy, TX.

Guests are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2016 at Carnes Funeral Home – Texas City, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas 77591.