Purvis Black

Purvis Black

Wednesday, November 19th, 1924 - Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Purvis Black, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Purvis Black

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Purvis's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Purvis's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of your Lord” Matthew 25:23
Purvis Boyd Black went to be with his beloved Savior on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Purvis was 94 wonderful years old.
Purvis was born to Richard Lafitte Black and Ida Irene Boyd Black on November 19, 1924 in the Lanely community in Freestone County, Texas. He attended school in Dew and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married his beautiful bride, Velma Louise Vaughn, On April 14, 1946. Purvis lived in Freestone County for most of his lifetime and was a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church of Fairfield.
Purvis, or “Nig” as he was called by many, was known for his ability to grow an amazing garden, and for enjoying a good game of 42 dominoes. He always had a twinkle in his eye, and was quick to chuckle with his witty sense of humor. He made the best pot of chili you ever tasted, and he had a special candy he liked to serve at Christmas time. He had a true servant’s heart, and he wanted everyone to know and love Christ the same way he did. He was a man of great honor and respect. But what Purvis was most known for was how much he loved and adored his family. And what a big, loving, beautiful family he had!
Purvis leaves us his legacy of love through Louise, his beloved wife of nearly 73 years; daughter, Vicki Becker and husband Paul of Charleston, SC; son, Barry Black and wife Debbie of Franklin, TX; daughter Janet Sustaire and husband David; son Steve Black and wife Teresa; and daughter Susie Lane and husband Dennis, all of Fairfield; Twelve grandchildren, Chris Becker, Lori Becker Hamill, Richie Black, Toni Black Chanley, Kerri Black Cleere, Greg Sustaire, Anna Sustaire Stone, Brandon Black, Haylie Black Riggs, Ashlie Black, Adrian Lane Little and Dustin Lane. 31 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. All the ‘grands’ sure loved their Papa, and they all knew how much he loved them.
Purvis is also survived by his sister, Mary Scott; his brother, Kenneth Black; a sister-in-law, Odell Albritton and many nieces and nephews.
We know for certain that Purvis is enjoying a heavenly reunion with his parents, his daughter Cheryl, and his brothers, Dovard, Jim and Johnny and sister Ruth.
This is not goodbye; it’s only “We’ll see you later.”

Tuesday, March 05, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
2:00 PM

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Purvis Black, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Purvis

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    113 E. COLLEGE ST.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    Calvary Baptist Church
    220 E. Main
    Fairfield, TX 75840
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Dew Cemetery


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Purvis here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Purvis
0 trees have been planted in memory of Purvis Black

Mashelle Gabriel Manning of Fairfield

Posted at 12:00am
Such a kind gentleman. He will be missed.

Glenda D. and William M Hendon of BUFFALO

Posted at 12:00am
A true man of God. You are in a better place and will be missed.

Cynthia (Richter) & George Galbreath of Thorndale

Posted at 12:00am
We are sorry to hear of your loss! Your love one is not gone, just away! He will live on in your hearts! One day you will be reunited with him in our Heavenly Home! God bless and keep you in this time of sorrow!

Carolyn and Harlin Anderson of Bay City, Texas

Posted at 12:00am
We both have known Nig all our lives, we both had close family ties to his family and almost felt that we were related to Him. He was a wonderful Christian man. May God wrap His arms of love around each of you and grant you peace. Cherish your many Memories of him.

Zack Newman of Fairfield

Posted at 12:00am
praying for this whole beautiful family what a true man of God

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: