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David Allen Purifoy

David Allen Purifoy, 81 of New Bern passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He was born in New Bern, on July 28, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Purifoy and Iredell Speight Purifoy, and his sisters, Nellie Ann P. Midgette and Linda Carol P. Solsman.

David joined the N.C. Army National Guard in 1964 and received an Honorable Discharge as a Staff Sergeant E-6 from Co C 167th MP BN on July 2, 1970.

David is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara A. Purifoy of the home, son Guy A. Bryan (Ginger) of Kinston, James O’ Dell Purifoy ( Terrie Lynn) of Bridgeton, daughter Donna P. Davis of Stevensburg, Va. His nephew Kenneth Allen Purifoy of New Bern and Grandchildren, Courtney Purifoy, Tyler Purifoy, Brittney Bryan, Peyton Davis, Hayleigh Davis, and 4 great-grandchildren.

David was a welder by trade working for New Bern Ship Yard, Barbours Boat work, and Custom Steel Boats, Inc. He worked for Advance Tank and Towers in the eastern division of Pell City, Ala. traveling the United States building water tanks.

David was into the racing world and was an avid watcher of NASCAR. He had his own race car that he would race in the old days a funny car (Plymouth Road Runner) and go-kart racing here in New Bern, Rose Hill, and Carteret County.

The Family would like you to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 1 pm till 3 pm at New Life Church at 2911 Old Cherry Pt. Rd., New Bern, NC.

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