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Charles "Chuck" Purdy

Charles "Chuck" Purdy, age 76, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning, July 4, 2016. He was born October 11, 1939 in Wauseon, Ohio to Charles A., Sr. and Virginia W. (Fels) Purdy. He was a graduate of Swanton High School and worked at Purdy's Clothing Store in Swanton until its closing.

Chuck loved photography; especially of nature, watching Nascar and sports. He was also an avid HAM Radio Operator, who was always asked by others for advice.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Marc L. Purdy and Christy (Jim) Pope; grandchildren, Ashley, Ian and AJ; great-grandchildren, Kendall; brothers, Rick (Diane) Purdy, John (Elaine) Purdy and David (Louie) Purdy; and special friend, Barb Hepfinger.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Virginia.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St. in Swanton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St. in Swanton.

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The neighborhood will not be the same without Mr. Purdy, as my kids always called him. Chuck was a good neighbor and always fun to talk to, We are sorry for your loss, he is in our prayers.

Bob & Maureen Schell Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry about your loss,prayers are with you!

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Jul 9 2016 12:00 AM

I talked to Chuck just a week ago, on the radio, and he sounded well and fiesty as usual. I am extremely sorry to hear of this loss to the world. I can reiterate what the club has said about being one of the nicer people on this Earth, I met with Chuck numeous times in Swanton to talk about anything and everything radio, and it was always a pleasure. When no one else seemed to be around, he would go out of his way to reply to me, to prove SOMEONE was listening... Eternal 73, my friend...

Adam T. Cately Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

What A Gentleman God Bless 73

Tom Servoss Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Ella Shelley Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was our neighbor for years. His friendly, outgoing manner will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family in this most difficult time.

The Pancoast Family Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Barb, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck.

Shirley Hunt Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers to family and friends of Chuck. He will be missed. Former neighbors, the Lewis Taylor family.

Norma Jean Taylor Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

Chuck was just one of the nicest guys you would ever have the privilege to meet! He will be dearly Missed by all of the Ham radio operators around the world. He always could be heard on 2 meters with his Friend Dennis!!

Fulton County Amateur radio club Jul 6 2016 12:00 AM

John and family, we are so sad to learn of Chuck's death. We hope your happy memories will comfort you in the coming days.

Barb (Rieneckert) and Charlie Guess Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM

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