Obituary For Cecil Edward Purdy

August 26, 1944 - July 4, 2021

Cecil Edward Purdy, 76, of Eden, passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Thomasville Medical Center.

A memorial service will be Wednesday, 2 pm, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with family receiving friends one hour prior (1-2 pm) at the funeral Home. Burial to follow in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Cecil was born August 26, 1944 to the late Euel and Bertha Martin Purdy.  He was a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist Church.  He graduated from Morehead High School Class of 1963.  He retired from E. I. DuPont in Martinsville as a supervisor. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Jan (Jonathan) Briggs of Reidsville and Julie Pulliam of Chapel Hill; grandchildren Jada Loy, Caleb Williamson, Autumn Carter, Joshua Williamson, Gabriel Williamson; great grandchildren Jayden Loy, Raelyn Dalton, Josiah Price, Callie Carter and Lola Salisbury;  sister, Linda Whitten of Eden; a brother, Wayne Purdy of Eden.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Frances Williams Purdy; one brother, Wallace Purdy.

The family would like to express their thanks to the Piedmont Crossing staff for all the loving care and support that they gave “Pops” while he was living there.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 313 Cedar St., Eden, NC  27288

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