Cleveland Pure, Sr.
1932 ~ 2021
Date of Death: January 21, 2021
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Pure family. Cleveland’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Cleveland Pure, Sr.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Cleveland Pure, Sr. (aka Buddy, Mane, or Mr. Cleveland) was a gift from God to the late Charlie Pugh and Hattie Poe on Sunday, March 27, 1932 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He was called to take his heavenly rest on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, George, and Hugh Lester Pugh, and Lee Hicks.
Cleveland was raised by a special aunt, Nina Christine Perkins Hick, after the death of his mother. He attended school at Gray’s Chapel in Hudsonville, Mississippi. He was a Cement Mason and was a union Representative before stepping out and becoming a business owner. He opened Cleveland Pure Construction Company (CPC).
Cleveland enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing checkers (checks), watching WWF wrestling, and coon hunting. He was a faithful member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Roland, Oklahoma. He will be greatly missed by those who appreciated and treasured him throughout his life.
Cleveland leaves to cherish his memories his three daughters, Hattie Kimmons and Delores Pore both of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Kara Leonard of Memphis, Tennessee; a son, Cleveland (Bonita) Pugh, Jr. of Muldrow, Oklahoma; four step-sons, William and Michael Kirkwood both of Memphis, Tennessee, Maurice (Linda) Kirkwood of Long Beach, California, and Fredrick (Carla) Kirkwood of Muldrow, Oklahoma; nine sisters, Lillian, Rubye, Addie, Lavern, Charlene, Arlene, Margaret, Katie, and Ruthie Hicks; two brothers, Leroy and Willie B. Hicks, a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other family members, friends, and a special friend; Randall Hicks, whom he enjoyed daily conversations with on the porch.
Walk through visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday January 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church 111976 South 4780 Road Muldrow, Oklahoma 74948.