Charles "Curt" Purdy

Charles Curtis "Curt" Purdy went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 in Deland, Fla.

He was born Aug. 14, 1939, to Charles Eugene and Betty Lou (Curtis) Purdy in Wabash.

He graduated from Noble Township High School in 1958, and married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Jane Oswalt on June 21, 1959.

He is survived by his wife and three children Sara (Curt) Correll of Peru, Mike Purdy of Deland, Fla., and Skip Purdy of Sarasota Fla. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Laura Bell and Ann Correll both of Peru, Sarina Jamerson of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Gavyn and Isabella Purdy of Bradenton, Fla., and Lillian Purdy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister, Sharon, an infant daughter, Beth Ann and a infant grandson, Austin Purdy.

He will be missed by many for his infamous humor. If he didn't tease you, he didn't like you. One friend remarked at hearing of his passing that "He is God's problem now." And anyone who knew him knows what a problem God is in store for!

He was well known for his love of old cars, especially Studebakers, his love of old westerns, his love for his family and friends and his faith. He was a member of the Wabash Nazarene Church and the Deland Nazarene Church.

He was known by many names; Curt, Dad, Papaw, Grandpa, Old Man, Trouble with a capital T. Just to name a few.

He worked for Honeywell Corp., retired from Public Service Indiana (now Duke Energy) after 25 years and after retirement drove transit for the Dallas Winchester Senior Center. He went on a Mission Trip to Chile and visited Argentina after he & his wife "adopted" an Argentine foreign exchange student, Alex Beker, as part of the family.

He gave his life to God and dedicated himself to his family (both blood and those he considered family not by blood). There will be a big hole in many lives that he once occupied.

There will be a Memorial Service for him on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Wabash Church of the Nazarene, 902 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

His family hopes you will come and share your memories and stories.

Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Posted on 2021 Dec 01