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Roy Arthur Purtee
Roy Arthur PurteeCrossRoy Arthur Purtee 76 of LaRue, died peacefully Sunday January 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 13, 1941 in Scioto County to the late Ellsworth and Ida Mae (Akers) Purtee, he was also preceded in death by on brother: Jack Purtee and one sister: Ruth Atkinson

Roy was a devoted member of the White Oaks Road Freewill Baptist Church in Marion. He worked in iron foundries during his working career, first at Marion Castings and then at Kenton Iron.
When he was able, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and going to church.

Surviving are his children: Cindy (Gary) Swain of Marysville, Kevin (Melissa) McCoy of Big Island, Mark Purtee of Charleston, SC. And Matt (Jessie Carl) Purtee of LaRue
Grandchildren: Alex, Emily and Drew Swain, Eeon, Amanda, Tiffany and Lucas McCoy, Dalton and Carter Purtee
Seven great grandchildren
His former wife: Jana L. (Pelfrey) Purtee of Marysville
Sisters: Sue Atkinson of Marion and Annabell (Buzz) Baker of North Carolina

Funeral services will be held Friday January 26, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Rev. Kevin McCoy and Pastor Danny Dickerson will officiate, burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery, friends may call Thursday from 4-6 pm at the funeral home in LaRue

Memorial gifts may be made to the White Oaks Rd. Freewill Baptist Church at1859 White Oaks Rd, Marion, OH 43302 and the Scioto Vally Fire Dist. at 100 N. Front St. LaRue, Oho 43332

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#1 from: Pat Wilson
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed  here at the village great friend and neighbor

#2 from: Connie Sherer
Grove City ohio
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 4:37 PM

The best memories I have of my Uncle Roy was when he took me for my first moter cycle ride and the wonderful Thanksgivings we had with all the family at Grandpa and Grandmas house, and of course the hunting with Grandpa and my Dad. I will miss you, love Connie

#3 from: Troy Holcomb
Indianoplis Ind ,LaRue,oh
Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 6:43 PM

Mark,Matt,Dalton sorry to here about your dad  it breaks my heart to write this I just seen your dad Friday when I was home for the weekend we were swapping hunting stories like we always do I'll always remember your dad for his kindness he was the definition of a good ol boy  just a big teddy bear I'm sure gonna miss him condolences to the whole family sorry for your loss

#4 from: Darcy Lallathin
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:46 PM

We are so sorry for your loss - my Father (Ed Denman) is one of Roy's neighbors at Kiwanis Village and truly enjoyed getting to know him.  He commented many times that Roy was always upbeat and smiling.  We will certainly miss him.

#5 from: Dave Stallsmith
La Rue, Ohio
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 5:24 PM

Mark,Matt,Dalton So sorry to hear about your father's passing. He was a great guy and would always wave when he drove by. Prayers for your Family.

#6 from: carolyn vaneck
hair cottage larue
Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:27 PM

roy was a very polite nice guy. He came to my shop several times for a hair cut. it is sad to hear, I know he will be missed.

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