James Michael “Mike” Purkey, 73, of Talbott, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

He was preceded in death by father, Jack Purkey; mother, Hazel Purkey; and son, Tony Purkey.

He is survived by daughters, Sherrie Harris (Mike), Christy Walker (Bill Mullins) and Stephanie Nix (Jeff); special friend, Faye Powell; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Janie Purkey, Jennifer Purkey and Karen Catsimanes; brother, Chris Purkey; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, February 21 at Farrar Funeral Home prior to the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Mike Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home for expenses.

Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City

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