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Robert “Bob” Purdy

12/09/1939
04/21/2023

Robert “Bob” Gerald Purdy, age 83 of Clarksville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 21, 2023. The son of Robert and Elvina (Hubbard) Purdy, he was born on December 9, 1939, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bob grew up in Middleville, Michigan and graduated from Thornapple Kellogg School. In his teenage years he worked for Otto’s Turkey Farm and then went on to work for Caledonia Elevator. Bob attended Michigan State University. He then was employed for EW Bliss in Hastings, then General Motors, then, Diesel Technology from where he retired.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Purdy, sister, Cheryl Purdy; niece, Kelly (Purdy) Helmus; father-in-law, Russell Aspinall; and sister-in-law, Judy (White) Purdy. He left behind his loving wife of 60 years, Judy (Aspinall) Purdy; daughter, Robin Porter (James); son Randall Purdy (Becky); grandsons, Jamie, Jared, and little Eli – they were all his pride and joy! – brothers, Tom (Marlene) Purdy, Lee Purdy; sisters, Karen Coleman, Pat (Rodger) Modreske; mother-in-law, Ella Aspinall; and sisters-in-law, Janet (Larry Shear) Allison, Janet Purdy; his little buddy, Sonny; along with many other friends and family.

Bob was great at taking care of his family. They took many camping vacation trips together, with many memories to cherish. He liked to hunt and fish and enjoyed his garden. Bob loved to tinker around and fix different things. There were very few things he couldn’t fix. Later in life, Bob found his Savior and is now with his Heavenly Father. Visitation with the family will take place from 5-8pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan 49331. Funeral services will take place at 2pm on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Chapel with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Nate Gray officiating. Interment Bowne Mennonite Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions can be directed to Elmdale Church of the Nazarene, 11830 Drew Rd, Alto, MI 49302.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Purdy family. We are so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you uplifted in the coming days. May the joy of the Lord be your strength during this time. We love you all!

  2. Judy and family – I send my utmost sympathy to all your family upon learning of Bob’s passing . I remember hearing many stories of times to now treasure as memories that the two of you shared with your many travels.

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