The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

August 24, 2011

Chris Purdue

June 4, 1964 - Aug. 22, 2011

WASHINGTON — Chris A. Purdue, 47, of Washington, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 4, 1964, in Washington, he was the son of William L. Purdue Jr. and Betty C. (Gaines) Roberts. A 1982 graduate of Washington High School, he was the owner of Sta-Dry Waterproofing and had been a steel painter. He attended Antioch Christian Church and was a member of 20th Century Chevy Club and a men’s small Bible study group. He enjoyed muscle cars and motorcycles and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a wonderful father and loving husband. He is survived by his wife, Stacy (Brown) Purdue, whom he married Dec. 1, 2007; a daughter, Kirsten Purdue of Washington; his mother, Betty Roberts of Washington; and brothers and sisters, Barbra Sue Cohen of Salina, Kan., Pam Perry of Bloomington, John Perry, Tina Thomas and Bill Purdue, all of Washington. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Sherrie Perry and Kimberly A. Purdue; his father, William L. Purdue Jr.; his stepfather, Don Roberts; and his father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Carolyn Brown. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel, with Bros. Dean Lengacher and Mike James officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to American Cancer Society.

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