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Perry Neal McDonough Sr.


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Perry Neal McDonough Sr. Obituary
Perry Neal McDonough Sr., age 78, of Rome, Ga., passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 7, 2014, at a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Georgia National Cemetery, the Rev. Mac McCurry officiating. American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard will present full military honors. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, 3002 Maple Road, Rome, Ga. At other hours, they may be contacted at each of their respective residences. Mr. McDonough was born in Daingerfield on Dec. 12, 1935, son of the late Eva Mae Hutson and the late Perry Morris McDonough. He graduated from Daingerfield High School in 1954. At age 18 he joined the United States Air Force for two tours retiring with two honorable discharges. He also served six tours with the United States Air National Guard Reserve which he did throughout the years with honorable discharges and retirement. Mr. McDonough graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of sciences degree in electrical engineering. Perry had numerous careers as an electrical engineer throughout the United States with the last one being Stone & Webster, known in Boston, Mass., retiring with them in Tennessee. One of his favorite hobbies was flying. He was a pilot and had several airplanes for years before he was unable to fly due to being ill. He was also a golfer, loved fishing, and for several years was a ham radio operator. Mr. McDonough was very active in church and was a member of Stuart Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., but had been attending the Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church in Rome. Survivors: His wife, Jeanne McDonough, the former Wilma Jeanne Couey; son, Perry N. McDonough Jr. of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter, Tracy Johnson of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; stepsons, Mark A. Coffman and his wife, Cam, of Rome, Ga., and Steve Coffman and his wife, Martha, of Rome; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Jon, Don and David McDonough, all of Texas; special friend and stepdaughter, Gina McDonald of Marietta, Ga.; stepdaughter, Sherrie Borkowski of Texas; stepson, Donald Wallace of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 9, 2014
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