Gerald G. Purdy
April 1, 1928 - August 21, 2018
Gerald G. Purdy (Jerry), age 90, of Pascagoula passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018.
He was born April 1, 1928 in Pascagoula where he resided all of his life. Purdy retired in 1985 after 60 years in the boat building industry. He will be remembered for his hard work and devotion to his family and his vast knowledge of the boats he so proudly built. He had a love of the water which was instilled in his children by the many trips to the barrier islands taken on the family-built boat the “WEDIDIT”. Purdy was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Haskins, and his sister, Doris Witchen.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ann Walker Purdy; 5 children: Cindy Canady (Randy); Ginger Christian (Kenny); Gilbert Purdy (Blanche); Toni Lindgren (John); Keith Purdy (Barbara); 5 step-children: Stefanie Ferrell (Allen); Bruce Small (Robin); Beth Simer (Hal); Susan Russell (Eddie); Cathy Keech (David). He is also survived by his brother, Robert (Butch) Purdy; his sisters, Beverly Walker and Shirley Westfaul. He leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be at a later date.