• 64 years old
  • Born on August 27, 1948 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on September 27, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Doug Purkey, 64, born on August 27, 1948 and passed away on September 27, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Posted by James Wiese on 27th August 2015
Happy Birthday Doug!! We Miss you So Much.. Hope the Promised Land is all You dreamed it to be and then some. Love, Jim and Courtney
Posted by James Wiese on 27th August 2014
Doug, Remembering you on your birthday.. Your warm heart, your comforting smile, your laugh, and the way you always lit up a room, and really made people feel loved, important and good about themselves. I'm greatful our pathes crossed in life. You enriched my life being my friend, someone I looked up to and always looked forward to seeing again. Your Love for God and Mankind were beyond measure. Your someone I'll always remember, try to be more like, you were an awesome man Doug. I hope your enjoying the beauty of heaven, riding horses, drinking from springs, and just loving your surroundings like you did here on Earth. Hope to see you again someday Doug. I'm certain the legacy you left here on Earth will never be forgotten. With Love and an Aching Heart, JIM
Posted by Terry Wyman on 4th October 2012
My sympathy to all the Purkey family at this difficult time. I work with Brian. I wish I could be there to pay my respects but I am out of town at this time. My prayers are with you all.
Posted by Mildred Laws on 3rd October 2012
John & I walked into the entrance of the Living Word Church last Sunday & it was like we were looking for Mr. Doug to give us one of those friendly 'Holy Hugs' to welcome us! It was our first time back in 2 years..oh, how we missed him! But you went on to Glory, Doug.....enjoy!...be seeing you...save us a seat...
Posted by Tom Dano on 2nd October 2012
Doug and I worked together for a while back in the 90's and new each other in the Home Improvement Industry. I always had a lot of respect and admiration for Doug. He always handled himself well and was very spiritual. He is and will be missed.
Posted by James Wiese on 1st October 2012
" I've been everywhere " Doug saw the world, loved life, and enjoyed everyday the lord gave him. Even in his dying days he thought of others. I'll never forget going to the hospitial to see him, and he introduced me to the staff as a neat guy. That touched my heart, and will be a memory I'll always hold on to. Going to miss you buddy. may you rest in peace, it was an honor to know you.
Posted by James Wiese on 1st October 2012
Doug was a very special man, he touched alot of lives in a positive way. I'm really going to miss his smile, and warmth he always brought to a room, it was never a party till Doug got there. I'll miss the stories of his travels and experiences. I learned alot from Doug, and knowing him made me want to be a better person. When I think of Doug and his travels, I think of that Jonny Cash song
Posted by Sondra Sano on 30th September 2012
I only knew Doug from church, but that was enough to recognize that he was a Godly, beautiful man. To me, he will always be the "Yellow Glove" man Love and prayers to his family..
Posted by Linda Rymer-Brunner on 30th September 2012
Dou was such a wonderful young man. We shared home room together though out high school. May his family have peace knowing he's in a better place. RIP Doug.

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