James Purdy

James W. Purdy

Black Mountain - James W. "Jimmy" Purdy, 87 of Black Mountain passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Mr. Purdy was born October 29, 1925 in Maryland and had been a resident of Black Mountain for 19 years. He was a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge #174, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Nicholson Purdy; wife, Betty Jean Purdy and brothers, Nicky and Bill Purdy.

Jimmy is survived by his daughters, Suzette Deauville (Randall) and Peggy Candore (Frank); son, Scott Purdy (Brenda); two granddaughters, two grandsons and six great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals with the Reverend Rick Mills officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a .

Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals.



Funeral Home

Harwood Home For Funerals
208 W State St Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-2977

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on May 14, 2013