James Purdy

Obituary of James Wesley Purdy

James Wesley Purdy 1963-2021 James (Jim) Wesley Purdy, 58, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away, Sunday October 17, 2021 surrounded by his family, friends and companion, Anna Sollars Jim was born July 29, 1963, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Robert and Barbara (Sheridan) Purdy. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim attended Benton High School. Jim married Cassimeda Contreas in 1982 but later divorced. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping out and he loved to work on mechanical or electrical items. Jim fought a brave fight against cancer, using grit, determination humor and the support of his friends and family. Growing up Jim worked at various jobs including the family business, Globe Delivery Service, with his Dad. He was a lifelong mechanic. Survivors include son, Jimmy Purdy (Erin) St Joseph, daughter, Jennifer Roberts (Sergio Torres) St Joseph, and sister, Robin Burns (Larry) Savannah, MO; grandchildren, Abigail Purdy (Kaden Wilson), Jameson Purdy, Eden Purdy, Sergio Torres, Dylan Torres, Mateo Torres, and Camila Torres; nephews, Jason Burns (Melissa) Solon IA, Jeff Burns (Destiny)Grandview, MO. A great granddaughter, Roselynn is expected November 2021 In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice, or Children’s Mercy Hospital, Oncology or Liver Transplant Departments. Cremation under the direction of Simplify Cremations & Funerals. Obituary and online guestbook at simplifyfunerals.com
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