Paul Edward Purdy Sr.
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Paul Edward Purdy Sr., 98, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on April 24, 2014 in Port Huron Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born on October 31, 1915 in Hillsdale, MI, son of the late Leo and Glads Purdy.
Paul married Evelyn Miller in May 1940 in Port Huron. She passed away in 1981.
He attended Luther Agricultural School. He was a 36 year employee at Mueller Brass Company and he proudly served in the Civil Conservation Corp. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan.
Paul is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, June (Vernon) Wheelis of Marysville; son and daughter-in-law, Donald Sr. (Linda) Purdy of Clyde; grandchildren: Paula (Daniel) Brown, Barry (Lisa) Wheelis, Jeffery (Julie) Wheelis, Bradley (Kristen) Wheelis, Deborah (David) Stover, Donald Jr. (Diana) Purdy, Suzanne (Dr. Phil) Siefken, Paul III (Sandy) Purdy, Donna Purdy and David Purdy; 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sybil Eagle and Lucille Schrader and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Edward Purdy Jr.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery.
Arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street, Port Huron.
Memorial tributes may be made to the HHT Foundation.
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Published in The Times Herald from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
Jowett Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1634 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060