February 4, 1943 - February 8, 2017
Landenberg, Pennsylvania | Age 74
James P. Purvis (Jim) age 74 of Landenberg, PA passed away on February 8, 2017. He was born on February 4, 1943 in Augusta, GA.
Jim was in the ROTC Program at University Delaware and joined the Army where he served in Vietnam after graduation. Jim began working for the federal government in Health and Human Services as an executive director. Through work, he attended University of Southern California to obtain his Master's Degree. While he continued working for the federal government, he attended Harvard University where he was a student in the Kennedy School of Government. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Reserves. Jim was a private pilot and loved flying his Mooney airplane. He was a member of two aircraft associations: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Mooney Airplane Pilots Association (MAPA). In Jim's free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends and he loved to golf.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Judith (Judy) A. Purvis of Landenberg, PA; son, J. Michael Purvis and his wife, Stacey of Newark, DE; and grandson, Skyler Purvis of Newark, DE.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Luellen P. (Craft) Teschner and Eric Teschner.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00AM at R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc., 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. A visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 10:00AM. A committal service will follow at Newark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Alzheimer's Association" and sent in care of the funeral home.