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Lawrence Garrett "Jack" Purdy Jr., 76

April 19, 2009

AUG. 18, 1932-APRIL 18, 2009

Mr. Lawrence Garrett "Jack" Purdy Jr., 76, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Somerford House Assisted Living. He was the husband of Helen Virginia Purdy, his wife of 57 years. 

Born Aug. 18, 1932, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Lawrence G. Sr. and Clara Stine Purdy. 

Mr. Purdy  worked as a machine set-up operator for Mack Trucks for 29 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and National Muzzle Loaders Association. He enjoyed crafts, Indian folk crafts, Mountain Men Rendevous, fishing and hunting. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Lance W. Purdy and wife, Colleen, of Hagerstown and their children, Brandon and Deanna, Joan D. Sexton of Myersville, Md. and her children, Jennifer and Jaime, and Steven R. Purdy and wife, Debra, of Walkersville, Md. and their children, Christopher and Justin; and one great-grandson, Devon Purdy. 

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The family will receive friends at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. on Tuesday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be private.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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