Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Puryear, husband of Vivian Leigh Puryear, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the age of 72. He was born in Halifax County on Feb. 17, 1947 to the late Jessie Lee Puryear and the late Gladys Wilkerson Puryear.

Ronnie served his country in the United States Army. He was a long distance truck driver.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Vivian; daughter Sherri Puryear Cole (Troy); son Stacy Puryear (Melissa); sister Janice Moore (Tommy); as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services for Ronnie Puryear will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in the Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel with Pastor Greg Thomas officiating.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.