Born: Saturday Aug 26, 1944

Died: Sunday Jul 4, 2021


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

Please sign the online register book at www.fairfuneralhome.com

 



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To all of my cousins family-----I am lost for words. Cecil was like my brother, as a matter of fact, we were closer with each other than I was with my real brother. I know all of you are hurting and I pray GOD will be with you all during this very sad time. I loved Cecil and we have been very close since we realized we were family....many trips to Eden years ago and even recently before I moved to Florida. I love all of you and I too will never ever forget your Dad, grandfather, or brother.....His passing has left a big hole in my heart.
Johnny Martin

Jan, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Mitzi and Marcus Hayden
Mitzi and Marcus Hayden

To Wayne, Linda, Julie, Jan and others in the family. I was quite saddened to hear about Cecil passing. Upon hearing this, I continued sitting in my chair for quite some time.... sad and reminiscing. I knew Cecil, his Mom, siblings and kids since he was 8 years old living in Carolina Heights. (By coincidence, his daughter "hung out" with my daughter, April, for a brief time when she lived in Eden). Back then, all kids in that area knew and played together almost every day. Joan lived nearby. Cecil was always a good honest smart kid. This never changed thru out his life. Because I have lived in Salisbury for 22 years, I rarely had the opportunity to see Cecil (and Joan) but I have always thought he would do anything for me if I asked. That was just the way he was. I'm sure Cecil is now with our Lord, may he help you through this time of sorrow.
Gene DeHart

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joyce Hughes

Jan, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May the memories of your Dad bring you comfort!
Kim Kilday

Prayers for the family and friends for your loss
Ray Puliiam

We are so very sorry to learn of Cecil`s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Alice Perkins, Ken Smith and Bobby Smith
Bob Smith

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