April 27, 1930
Sept. 21, 2012
Ralph Eugene “Gene” Purdy, 82, a life-long resident of Spencerville, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born April 27, 1930, in Spencerville to John Burdette and Thelma Grace (Long) Purdy, who are deceased.
On Oct. 15, 1949, he married LaVonne “Bonnie” Strayer, who died on Aug. 2, 2007.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. Vince Lavieri officiating. Burial will be in Spencerville Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park or the United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.