"Dignity without Compromise"

Norman Lee Purdy

Norman Lee Purdy 75, resident of Beggs, died in Beggs on Saturday, January 21, 2006. He was born in Beggs on September 30, 1930 to Loren D. and Grace (Jarvis) Purdy. He was employed as a Plant Manager for Union Carbide Industry Gases until his retirement in 1985 after 32 years of employment. Norman was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. His parents, a son Donald Purdy and a sister Dorothy preceded him in death. Norman raised twelve children.

Survivors his wife, Janell Purdy of the home, children Sara Purdy of the home, Leta and John Wright of Beggs, Sandra and Dan Hill of Davenport Iowa, Joyce and Alan Bardwell of Beggs, Jimmy and Kelly Purdy Davenport, Iowa, Bill and Ilene Zwally of Oklahoma City, Carol and Dan Smith of Blue Springs, MO, Connie Musselwhite of Winterhaven, FL, Dianne and Ronnie Bryant and Jerry and Sherri of Springfield, MO, a brother James Purdy of Beggs, OK, Sisters Margie and Albert Fuqua of Beggs, Pat Reynolds of Beggs, Jackie and Bob Ledford of Beggs, Shirley and Earl Webb of Coweta, Linda and David Shackle of Jay, OK, 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Services will be at the Assembly of God Church in Beggs at 11 am on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. Rev. Robert Yandell and Mellissa Barrett will officiate. Burial will be in the Beggs Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Tuesday 10-8 pm. Condolences may be sent at