Roger Purkiss


Roger O. Purkiss, 77, of Wildwood, died Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born on April 22, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, to Vera Virginia Booker and Guy Bromfield Purkiss, Jr. Roger was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He retired as vice president from Del Papa Distributing after twenty years of employment.

He enjoyed fishing, his dogs, Sissy and Daisy, and being with people. Roger will be remembered as a loving father, brother, and grandpa.

He is survived by his son, Mike Purkiss and his wife, Amy, of Lake Jackson; granddaughters, Madison Purkiss Holland and her husband, Randy, of  Oyster Creek  and Kendyl Brawley and her fiancé, Carlin Georgie, of Jones Creek; sisters, Lisa Pepper and her husband, Jack, of Boone, North Carolina and Lori Edgington, of Jupiter, Florida; brothers, Todd and Mark Purkiss, of Detroit, Michigan; and sister-in-law,  Carolyn Purkiss, of Edgewood, New Mexico; and his faithful canine companions, Sissy and Daisy.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Jennifer Rae Purkiss; brother, Guy Purkiss; and sister, Wendy Gray.

A memorial service for Mr. Purkiss will be at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s, Crematorium, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to All Texas Dachshund Rescue, P.O. Box 841336, Pearland, Texas 77584 or online at

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