Ret. SSG Jeremy Brooks Puryear, 41, of Texas was called home to be with our Heavenly Father on June 19th, 2019.

Ret. SSG Puryear was born June 28, 1977, in Decatur to Marion Brooks “Buddy” Puryear and Aleathea Raburn. He met and married Dana Higginbotham in Fort Riley on June 24, 2000.

He joined the United States Army in 1996 and retired in October 2016 after serving 20+ years.  He was a war veteran serving tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was a brave and dedicated soldier, as well as a patient and loving husband and father. He was a natural leader and was respected by his peers and soldiers.  In 2017, he began a new career serving soldiers at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center.

He shared his love of Alabama football with his son.  He spent many weekends grilling and listening to music with family.  Most of all he loved dachshunds and leaves behind his four beloved wiener dogs: Buster Brown, Freedom, Jack, and Astro. 

He is survived by his wife: Dana Puryear; son: Jonathan Brooks Puryear; father and his wife: Marion Brooks “Buddy” and Linda Puryear.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. today, June 26, 2019, with his father, Marion Puryear, officiating. He will be buried at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo.

Memorials may be made to the Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas at http://www.ddrtx.org.

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