Obituary: Donald C. Purvis Sr.

Donald C. Purvis Sr., 85, of Hartsville, died May 10, 2020.

A native of Darlington, he was a graduate of Furman University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Luther Rice Seminary. He was a proud United States Marine and was honored to have served his country during the Korean War. 

He served as a pastor for more than 50 years in North and South Carolina, serving for 32 years as senior pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church in Hartsville. He served his denomination on the local, state, and national levels in a variety of leadership positions.

Survivors include his wife of almost 63 years, Peggy Jolly Purvis, two sons, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Josh Purvis.