of Batesvilles, AR
September 22, 1947 - October 9, 2021
Brad Purdy, a life-long resident of Batesville, AR, passed peacefully on October 9th, 2021 at the age of 74 in Batesville, AR. He was born on September 22, 1947 in Batesville to Robert "Bobby" E. Purdy and Peggy (Gamel) Purdy.Brad was the former owner of the Ozark Trading Post and an avid Razorback fan. He enjoyed golfing, the outdoors, and loved being on the water. He loved spending time on Greers Ferry Lake and telling stories with his many friends at the VFW. His hobbies included working to restore old cars and tinkering in his garage. Survivors include his brother, Steve Purdy (Trish) of Farmington; one niece, Claire Brisiel (Michael); one nephew, Jason Purdy (Marleah); and a great-niece and great-nephew, Maeve and Beau Brisiel.He was preceded in death by his parents, and a twin brother, Guy Thomas Purdy.Graveside services will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00am at Oaklawn Cemetery with John High officiating.Visitation is from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Sheriff Youth Ranch, 100 St. Vincent Pl., Batesville, AR, 72501.Brad will be missed by all and would enjoy these wise words by Winston Churchill - "I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
Mike and I will miss Brad very much, we stayed with Brad every weekend for 7 years at his place on the lake. Lots of fun times and good memories. Brad loved life, loved being at the lake cooking and hanging out with his friends. The lake will never be the same; Brad not being there. Brad will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Prayers for his family.
Bob and I were so very sorry to hear about Brad. I have wonderful memories of having y’all as neighbors for so many years. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Brad was one of a kind! I know he will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Dearly loved this man, many good times together thru out the years. All started when he built the little house out toward Moreland many moons ago.
I worked for Brad years ago. Prayers for his family and friends.
Brad was a nice good soul. We had lots of laughs. RIP
Steve, I am sorry to hear about Brad. He was always a good and kind person. He taught us how to make Pickled Okra at your house back when we were in high school, and make it we did. I know he will be missed, but never forgotten
Steve and Trish, I am so very sorry to hear about Brad’s passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
That’s one friendly smile I’ll keep with me thanks Brad
In my thoughts
God bless you, Brad.
So sorry to hear about Brad. I have lots of memories of the late 1950's & 60's being friends with him. Going up the river and sitting on Budweiser Beach and watching him try to ride a home made plywood saucer he and some friends had made. He was one of a kind. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers with Steve and his family.
Brad was a good friend to Sherri , to me and Johnny , to Freddy , I have so many good memories . Years of them . RIP Brad you will be missed.Prayers to family and friends,Love,Terri
Will miss my old friend Brad !
It shocked me to see Brad's photo and to read his obituary! In my mind, Brad will always be the bright and vivacious person I knew that would walk in the store and say "I'll buy the store, if I can get it for $20!!" He and Jim Cargill would sit in Jim's office trading news and jokes back and fourth for an hour or more when Brad would come by. I've missed him since he sold the Trading Post, and I'll miss him even more, now. Rest in Peace, young man, you deserve it!
Brad gave me a 23 year job at the Ozark Trading Post. My prayers are with the family.
I was sadden to read of Brad’s passing. Being a student at BHS at the same time, I always new Brad to be a very friendly. It’s my prayer that Brad’s extended family find peace in our Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sadness.