YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Purvis Terrell, Sr., 88, departed this life Tuesday, January 6, 2020, at his home in Southern Hospice care with his family by his side..
Mr. Terrell was born November 6, 1931, in Cuba, Alabama, a son of Jimmy and Arcola Shack Terrell.
He was a bricklayer in Local No. 8, a former member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church, current member of World Fellowship Interdenominational Church, its deacon, trustee and Sunday school superintendent.
He loved watching cowboy movies, traveling, building things, gardening and listening to gospel music.
He leaves his children, Mary (David) Coleman, Linda Terrell, Barbara (Craig) Mines, Don Terrell, Renee (James) Diehl, Larry (Paula) Terrell, Shelia Terrell, Randolph (Margie) Terrell, Eric Terrell and Purvis (Jamesa) Terrell, Jr.; siblings, Billie Porter, Kate Ward and Robert Terrell; 38 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Eartha Artis; stepmother Lula Mae Terrell; his stepfather, Tom Porter; his son, Darly Terrell; his siblings, Andrew and Willie Terrell and Robert Finch; grandchildren, Tekilum and Eric Terrell, Jr., Melinda Thomas-Wallace and Isaia “Zeke” Thomas; nephews, Kenny Terrell and Dexter Porter and a daughter-in-law, Ellen Terrell .
A funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Greater Friendship Baptist Church.
Friends may call 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at World Fellowship Interdenominational Church and 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Greater Friendship Baptist Church.
The F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. has been giving the honor of serving the family.