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Stewart Kent Purkey

September 18, 1967 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 52)


Stewart Kent “Papa” Purkey , 52, of Gainesville, GA., long-time Northeast Georgia-area Frito-Lay delivery driver, born September 18, 1967 on Vandenberg AFB near Lompoc, California, lost his long battle with cancer on December 20, 2019.

Kent enjoyed landscaping his yard, being “Papa” and yearly vacations to the beach & his hometown in Kansas.

Preceded in death by father Jimmie M. Purkey & stepsister Charlotte Wright.

Kent is survived by his wife Patricia Purkey; children Kelby, Autumn & Scarlett Purkey; stepchildren Stacey Tatum Loggins & Daniel Tatum; mother Nena Purkey; brothers Jimmie C. (Ida) & Brad Purkey; sister Julie Leonard; stepmother Margaret “Peg” Purkey; stepbrother James Wright; stepsister Susan (Wright) Sanchez; grandchildren Allie & Rileigh Loggins, Carter & Chloe Tatum and Gage Allison; and many more beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held in Gainesville, Monday December 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home.  Rev. Phillip Wehunt and Pastor Paul Milligan II will officiate.  Interment will follow at The Edge, formally Rock Hill Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday December 22, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.


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December 22, 2019

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Funeral Service
December 23, 2019

2:00 PM
Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory
355 Dawsonville Hwy SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

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