He served in the U.S. Army and was employed with Duracell. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church and was an avid Harley-Davidson fan.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Purdy, and two grandchildren: Weston Carr and Melissa Holder.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Purdy, of Cleveland; mother, Carmel Purdy of Sunbright; one son, Adam Terry and wife, Rebecca, of Rocky Face, Ga.; one daughter, Amanda Purdy Silvers of Hollywood, Fla.; two stepchildren: Jennifer Carr and husband, Steve, of Ocoee, and Bradley Zanoska of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Haylee Terry, Dallin Terry, Tanner Kincaid, Matthew Carr and Caleb Zanoska; two sisters: Jill Jarnigan and husband, Randy, of Sunbright, and Diane Brewer of Elizabethton; special pet, Harley; and several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Bryant and John Simpson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials be made to New Friendship Baptist Church, 1344 Chatata Valley Road, Cleveland TN 37323.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Purdy family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.