Thomas E. Purdy
12-13-1923 ~ 8-21-2013
Thomas E. Purdy, 89, of Walsenburg, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Mr. Purdy was born on December 13, 1923 in Shelbina, Missouri to Thomas M. and Pearl Butler Purdy.
A realtor by trade, Mr. Purdy owned and operated the Caywood Abstract Company until 1982. He was also a retired Master Sargeant of the United States Air Force.
Mr. Purdy is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Patty Purdy; daughter, Glenda (John) Tuffield; grandsons, Dan and Tom (Melissa) Tuffield; great-grandson, Thomas Tuffield, and two great-grand daughters, Amelia and Gwen Tuffield.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Bricking and a grandson, Christopher Bricking.
A Memorial Service will take place at a later date.
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