Michael Eugene Purvis, Sr., 65, of New Castle, died Sunday, January 30, 2022 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness.

He was born on December 26, 1956 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Claude and Betty Marie (Lawrence) Purvis.

Mike was a graduate of Tri High School. He worked for a farmer in Straughn for many years and also owned his own lawn care business. Mike also worked for Raintree Industries and was a crossing guard as well. He was an Indianapolis Colts Fan, enjoyed fishing, and loved going to Mt. Lawn Racetrack.

Those left to cherish Mike’s memory include his wife, Jennifer Purvis; a son, Michael Purvis, Jr., and a step-daughter, Gretchen Reynolds all of Jasonville; a daughter, Kaylee (Roger) Greenwood of Linton; eight grandchildren, Jordan, Adrian, Makenzie, Makelsie, and Dominic Reynolds, and Stephen, Harlee, and Maxwell Greenwood; two brothers, Charlie Purvis of New Castle and Ray Purvis of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Becky Lamberson of New Castle, and a niece, Deena Lamberson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at The Place, 205 S. 21st Street, New Castle, with Pastor Paul Davis officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 10 am until the time of service Saturday at the church.

You may offer the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com.