W. Gene Purvis, 67, Vero Beach

W. Gene Purvis, 67, died May 2, 2010, at his home.

He was a lifetime resident of Vero Beach. Before retirement, he owned and operated Gene Purvis Backhoe Service for 35 years.

Survivors include his son, L. Gene Purvis of Vero Beach; daughters, Coralena Crosier of Gainesville and Kitty Purvis of Vero Beach; brother, Jack Purvis of Vero Beach; and sisters, Alma Baker of Roseland, Shirley Keen of Vero Beach and Janet Bass of Bell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Purvis; brother, Bill Purvis; and sister, Polly Roberts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 5 at Strunk Funeral Home. A funeral service to be at 10:30 a.m. May 6, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Shepherd officiating.

Interment will follow in Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach. A guest book may be signed at strunk funeralhome.com.

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