Ben Purvis Obituary, Death – Ben Purvis, a third-generation firefighter for Magnolia Springs, passed away, which leaves us in great sorrow. We still consider Ben to be a part of our family even though he is not currently involved in any of our activities. Ben grew up near the fire station, where he spent a lot of his time and turned out to be a reliable person. He was devoted to helping both his fellow firefighters and the residents of Magnolia Springs. It’s going to be difficult to say goodbye to Ben because he had such a big, golden heart. At the age of 39, Benjamin Stancil Purvis, who had spent a significant amount of time in both Magnolia Springs and Foley, passed away on November 23.
Before he was born, his paternal grandparents Jim and Anne Stewart, and maternal grandparents Ed and Louise Purvis both passed away.
He went on to Bishop State Community College to further his education after completing his high school education at Foley, where he majored in Emergency Medicine. Both the fire department and the emergency response industry, to which Benjamin made numerous contributions, were important to him.
He was well-known and adored for his generosity; he was selfless and would always lend a hand to anyone in need.
He is survived by his parents John Sr. and Lisa Purvis, one brother, John Purvis Jr. (and his wife Melanie), one sister, Dr. Courtney Taylor (and her husband Don) of Canton, Mississippi, one niece, Brooklyn Purvis, and one nephew, Grant Purvis, as well as his uncles Jim Stewart and Clark Stewart (and their wives Patti), as well as other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held later in the honor of the deceased.
The family requests donations are sent to the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department, which can be found at P.O. Box 51, Magnolia Springs, Alabama 36555, in lieu of flowers. The planning is done by the Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Foley.