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Celebrating the life of
Anthony "Toby" Purdy, Jr.
Passed away on May 09, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary Service
  • 7:00pm - Sunday, May 12, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Burial
  • - Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery
  • 1600 Wheaton St. (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Farewell, Toby. I knew you at BC where we played golf together. Keep hitting the ball straight down the fairway like you always did.

Roger Elmore BC'66, Beaufort, SC

Thinking of you and your family at this time of saddness. You do not know me but I am a friend of Barbara Lutz and loved "Toby" parents Betty and Bernie Purdy. God's peace be with you and your family. With love, Linda

Linda Cleary, Tybee Island, Georgia

may his memory be eternal

julian pappas, dahlonega , ga

What a blessing it is to know Toby and Irene...Their smiles and humor always brighten the room. Toby's knowledge at Great Dane was amazing- so valuable to have a smart gentleman always eager to help answer questions and give guidance. Irene and family, our prayers for strength, courage, and love will be many. **HUGS**

Jennifer & David Frady, Savannah, GA

Toby was a great man and mentor! He will be greatly missed by all. God bless to him and his entire family during these difficult times.

Brian & Shelly Love, Cumming, GA

Toby was a good friend, a colleague, a mentor, a good man and a bright engineer ! We are going to miss you TP.

Mariano Herrera, Savannah, GA

Crawford and I love our memories of times past with Toby at the annual holiday parties. He was a delightful and brilliant man. Our condolences to his beautiful family during this time.

Chris and Crawford Hammond , Pooler , Ga

So sorry to lose a wonderful friend and a great person.

Bill Martin, Richmond Hill, Ha.

Cindy and I send our love to all of you. Toby was a good, kind man. We are blessed having him as part of our family.

John & Cindy Purdy, Dallas, Texas (TX)

We have lost a fine man and good friend, Clan brother. Although after moving from Savannah I only saw Toby on St. Patrick's Day he was always one of the first friends I looked for at our breakfast. I will always remember that cheerful smile and dry sense of humor. He was one of the very few people I have ever known that EVERYONE liked who knew him. May God Bless and comfort you all in this most difficult of times. Rest in Peace my brother until we meet again !

Jeff Fitzpatrick, Athens, Ga

Irene and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Toby. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janis Hollingsworth, Savannah, GA

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Irene, Laura and myself will always be internally grateful for the way you and Toby made us feel at home, while we lived in Savannah. We were very saddened to hear of Toby’s passing. You and the whole family will always be in our prayers.

Steven & Laura Purdy, Birmingham, AL

You were always helpful when I called you..and enjoyed our golf games..RIP Toby

Lehman Jenniee Brannen, Savannah, Ga

We are praying for the family during this time.

Rob Coker, Peachtree City, GA

I am sincerely sorry to hear of Toby's death. May God bless you all. Vincent Powers Savannah, Georgia

Vincent Powers, Savannah, Ga

Irene/Mary, Toby was a true reflection of his Mom and Dad. He possessed the virtues of Character, Integrity, Morals, Values, Principles, he was Spiritual, a loving/caring Husband, Father, Son, Grandfather, Brother/brother in law, Uncle and he was always a loyal and true friend. Our hearts/souls hurt to the core, we must celebrate and thank God for his life and we mourn our loss. We pray that God will comfort you and all of us during this difficult time. We pray that we will be fortunate enough to join Toby one day in God’s Kingdom—Heaven.

Richard, Ann Lutz and family , Savannah, GA

Toby, My bother Alex said it all. Irene was blessed to have you as a husband and father to Mary. Our whole family was blessed to have you with us for so many years. You will be missed tremendously but your memory will be eternal Rest In Peace. We look forward to joining you in heaven when God calls us as well With all our love Demetri and Penny

Demetri Miltiades , Kennesaw , Ga

I remember when we were young visiting Aunt Barbra & Uncle Bernie so much fun. So sorry to hear. May he Rest In Peace. He is finally home in the best resting place. Much love to Family.

nancy bush, Temple , Ga

Toby, you were a great man to work with all those years at Great Dane..if things needed to be done,Toby is the man we went to. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time....you are missed...

Kit ,karen hammond, Bluffton , Sc

Toby, you will be missed. You were the best husband my sister could ever have, a great father to my niece and a great brother-in-law. I love you and will always remember you. I pray I will see you in Heaven one day.

Alex Miltiades, Kennesaw, GA

Anthony Bernard “Toby” Purdy, Jr., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Hospice House after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Irene Miltiades Purdy; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gib Davenport of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Sophie and Huntley Gibson Davenport III; his sisters, Barbara Ann Purdy Lutz, and Margaret Mary Purdy of Vero Beach, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Demetri and Penny Miltiades and Alex and Mary Miltiades all of Kennesaw, GA; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Gaffney Purdy and Anthony Bernard Purdy, Sr., and brother-in-law, Richard Charles Lutz, Sr.

He enjoyed his years of schooling at Blessed Sacrament School and Benedictine Military School in Savannah. Toby graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Southern Tech and worked at Great Dane Trailers, Inc. for 39+ years.

He was a member of the Class of 1965 from Benedictine Military School, the Clan Na Erin Irish Group, the Savannah Quarterback Club, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, and the Knights of Columbus #631.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with the Rosary service at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Nephews and Great Nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Benedictine Class of ’65.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4849 Paulsen Street, Suite 102, Savannah, GA 31405 or Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

 

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Farewell, Toby. I knew you at BC where we played golf together. Keep hitting the ball straight down the fairway like you always did.

Roger Elmore BC'66, Beaufort, SC

Thinking of you and your family at this time of saddness. You do not know me but I am a friend of Barbara Lutz and loved "Toby" parents Betty and Bernie Purdy. God's peace be with you and your family. With love, Linda

Linda Cleary, Tybee Island, Georgia

may his memory be eternal

julian pappas, dahlonega , ga

Candle tribute lit by Dink Weed — Georgia

What a blessing it is to know Toby and Irene...Their smiles and humor always brighten the room. Toby's knowledge at Great Dane was amazing- so valuable to have a smart gentleman always eager to help answer questions and give guidance. Irene and family, our prayers for strength, courage, and love will be many. **HUGS**

Jennifer & David Frady, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Wayne & Lisa Hutsell — Georgia

Toby was a great man and mentor! He will be greatly missed by all. God bless to him and his entire family during these difficult times.

Brian & Shelly Love, Cumming, GA

Toby was a good friend, a colleague, a mentor, a good man and a bright engineer ! We are going to miss you TP.

Mariano Herrera, Savannah, GA

Crawford and I love our memories of times past with Toby at the annual holiday parties. He was a delightful and brilliant man. Our condolences to his beautiful family during this time.

Chris and Crawford Hammond , Pooler , Ga

So sorry to lose a wonderful friend and a great person.

Bill Martin, Richmond Hill, Ha.

Cindy and I send our love to all of you. Toby was a good, kind man. We are blessed having him as part of our family.

John & Cindy Purdy, Dallas, Texas (TX)

We have lost a fine man and good friend, Clan brother. Although after moving from Savannah I only saw Toby on St. Patrick's Day he was always one of the first friends I looked for at our breakfast. I will always remember that cheerful smile and dry sense of humor. He was one of the very few people I have ever known that EVERYONE liked who knew him. May God Bless and comfort you all in this most difficult of times. Rest in Peace my brother until we meet again !

Jeff Fitzpatrick, Athens, Ga

Irene and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Toby. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janis Hollingsworth, Savannah, GA

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Hard to believe- He was a great man. God Bless—will keep the family in my prayers.

Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Irene, Laura and myself will always be internally grateful for the way you and Toby made us feel at home, while we lived in Savannah. We were very saddened to hear of Toby’s passing. You and the whole family will always be in our prayers.

Steven & Laura Purdy, Birmingham, AL

You were always helpful when I called you..and enjoyed our golf games..RIP Toby

Lehman Jenniee Brannen, Savannah, Ga

We are praying for the family during this time.

Rob Coker, Peachtree City, GA

Candle tribute lit by Mary Ellen Corbell — Georgia

I am sincerely sorry to hear of Toby's death. May God bless you all. Vincent Powers Savannah, Georgia

Vincent Powers, Savannah, Ga

Irene/Mary, Toby was a true reflection of his Mom and Dad. He possessed the virtues of Character, Integrity, Morals, Values, Principles, he was Spiritual, a loving/caring Husband, Father, Son, Grandfather, Brother/brother in law, Uncle and he was always a loyal and true friend. Our hearts/souls hurt to the core, we must celebrate and thank God for his life and we mourn our loss. We pray that God will comfort you and all of us during this difficult time. We pray that we will be fortunate enough to join Toby one day in God’s Kingdom—Heaven.

Richard, Ann Lutz and family , Savannah, GA

Toby, My bother Alex said it all. Irene was blessed to have you as a husband and father to Mary. Our whole family was blessed to have you with us for so many years. You will be missed tremendously but your memory will be eternal Rest In Peace. We look forward to joining you in heaven when God calls us as well With all our love Demetri and Penny

Demetri Miltiades , Kennesaw , Ga

I remember when we were young visiting Aunt Barbra & Uncle Bernie so much fun. So sorry to hear. May he Rest In Peace. He is finally home in the best resting place. Much love to Family.

nancy bush, Temple , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kathy and Ray Velez — Georgia

Toby, you were a great man to work with all those years at Great Dane..if things needed to be done,Toby is the man we went to. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time....you are missed...

Kit ,karen hammond, Bluffton , Sc

Toby, you will be missed. You were the best husband my sister could ever have, a great father to my niece and a great brother-in-law. I love you and will always remember you. I pray I will see you in Heaven one day.

Alex Miltiades, Kennesaw, GA


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