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John George Purdy
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J. George Purdy, of Southfield, Michigan, passed away at his home on Friday, April 27th.

George was born in Southfield, Michigan on January 1, 1926. The son of John and Clara Purdy, his early years were spent working and playing on the family farm at Ten Mile Road and Southfield Road. As he grew older, he worked at several neighboring farms earning a reputation as a reliable farm hand. George was called into the US Army by the draft and it was there that he learned the construction trade. After his military service, George worked in the construction business for the rest of his professional life. For over fifty years, George was employed by B&B Construction, Pine Lumber, Braver Lumber and Erb Lumber. He was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather, whose greatest joy came from helping friends and family with home improvement projects.

George was pre-deceased by his loving wife, Margaret; surviving are his children, Cindy (Greg) Miller and Kathy (Tim) Lichtenwald, grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Heath, Elizabeth (Peter) Battin, Melissa LIchtenwald, Justin Lichtenwald, great-grandchildren, Charlie and William Heath and Graham and Crosby Battin, sister, Grace Erwin, sister-in-law, Mary Purdy, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Clara Purdy, brothers Bill and Tom Purdy, sister, Gene Purdy, and brother-in-law, Sam Erwin.

In state at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 21575 W. Ten Mile Road, in Southfield on Wednesday, May 2nd from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Memorial contributions to Covenant Presbyterian Church or Beaumont Hospice (www.beaumont.org/giving). Share a memory at www.sawyerfuller.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

2

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

21575 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075

Service

Wednesday

2

May

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Covenant Presbyterian Church

21575 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075

Cemetery Details

Location

White Chapel Cemetery

621 Long Lake
Troy, MI 48083


Memorial Contribution

Beaumont Hospice

Covenant Presbyterian Church

21575 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48075
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