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Kevin Roy Purves

Obituary for Kevin Roy Purves

December 25, 1953 - August 10, 2014
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 60


Kevin Roy Purves, age 60, of Columbus, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 after an arduous battle with cancer. Throughout his illness, Kevin consistently shared his wish to be with those he loved most as much as he possibly could. And in honor of those wishes, those same people were with him in the last moments of his life.

Kevin (aka "Big Kev") was born on December 25, 1953 to Forest 'Babe' and Evadene (Fuller) Purves. He was united in marriage to Susan Scudiero on August 27, 1992 in Portage. Kevin and Sue made their life in Poynette for several years until they moved to Columbus after purchasing the 'Overtime' bar about 10 years ago. In his spare time, Kevin enjoyed golf, shooting pool, and nature while fishing. Big Kev was known to have a humorous side, brightening up any story with a quick joke and an infectious chuckle. Kevin loved the time he spent with his family and was proud to be a husband, father, and grandfather.

Kevin is survived by: His wife Susan of Columbus. His mother Evadene of Poynette. His children- Juanita (Casey) Tomlinson of Poynette, Michael Bankers of Columbus, Kevin Purves, Jr. of Columbus, and Kayla (Spencer Johnson) Purves of Columbus. His sister- Karen (Bruce) Radewan of Poynette. His brother- Kim (Special friend Jill) Purves of Poynette. His 5 grandchildren- Leah, Jesse, Wyatt, Josie, and Maurice. His in laws- Mary Scudiero (special friend Andrew) Laura Scudiero, Michael Scudiero, Julie Drinkwine.

He was further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Forest and his sister in law Jodi Purves.

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