Bruce Purdie

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Bruce Purdie

BERTRAND, Mo. — Bruce Gordon Purdie, 62, died April 26, 2019, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born March 3, 1957, at Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Thomas Purdie and Elizabeth Chism Purdie, he had lived most of his life in Pittsburgh where he was employed with Allegheny Plastics. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Bertrand to be near her family. He was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church.

On Aug. 19, 1994, he married Sharla Jean Rhew Dickerson, who survives of the home in Bertrand.

Also surviving are one son, Christopher Purdie of Sikeston; two daughters, Rebecca (Steve) Workinger and Melissa (Dave) Mrazek of Pittsburgh; one brother, Neil Purdie of Butler, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter.

Visitation was from 1:30 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Lois McRill, pastor of the Bertrand United Methodist Church, officiated.

Interment was private.

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