Brian Thomas Purkey
Thursday
2
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Friday
3
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, August 3, 2018
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce St.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Friday
3
August

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Friday, August 3, 2018
Hastings Funeral Home
153 Spruce Street
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Final Resting Place

Omega Crematory
Old Kingwood Pike
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Obituary of Brian Thomas Purkey

 

 

 

Brian Thomas Purkey, 53, of Morgantown, passed away July 30, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long battle with complications due to paraplegia.  He was born July 2, 1965 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Chelya “Shelly” Wilson Purkey and the late Thomas Oliver Purkey.

 

Brian was a 1983 graduate of Morgantown High School and attended West Virginia University and graduated from Fairmont State University.  He worked for 25 years until his retirement as a Contract Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  He loved participating in sports and played baseball at WVU and FSU.  He also participated in weight lifting and wheelchair basketball along with many other sports.

 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Lauren Diane Purkey of Morgantown and sister, Melissa Jo Baldwin of Volga, WV.

 

In keeping with his wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home.  Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV on Thursday, August 2nd from 4-8 and again on Friday, August 3rd from 1 PM until the time of the memorial service to celebrate his life at 2 PM with Rev. Kevin Cain officiating.  Private family inurnment will take place at a later date at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Phillipi, WV.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, ATTN: Director of Annual Giving, PO Box 016960 (R48), Miami, FL, 33101.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com

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