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J.l. Perry Jr.

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J.L. Perry, Jr.

J.L. Perry, Jr. was born in Jackson, Tennessee to J.L. Perry, Sr. and Lurline Perry on March 17, 1949. Our Heavenly Father called him home on July 28, 2014.

J.L. had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, coach, administrator and athletic director. He was a teacher and multi-sports coach in the Memphis City Schools for 18 years. J.L. served as a sports program project administrator, athletic director, head men's basketball coach and associate vice president for student affairs at Lane College. At the time of his death, J.L . was employed as Athletic Manager for Shelby County Unified School District.

J.L. deeply loved his family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of twenty one years, Janis Conley Perry; mother, Lurline Perry; son, Jason (Tiffani) Perry; daughter, Angela Perry; three granddaughters, Alexandria Farsee, Jalen Perry and Madison Powell; two grandsons, Johnathan Powell and Jaxson Perry; five siblings, Thurston (Marva L.) Perry, Patricia (Robert) Cole, Lula (Fred) Perry Halley, Billy (Mary) Perry and Harold (Elizabeth) Harden; mother-in-law, Ellie B. Conley; extended family members, Cheryl Lester Perry and Mitchell Morrow, Jr., and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.L. Perry, Sr.

J.L. was active in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 12 Noon, at New St. Luke Baptist Church located at 1670 North Royal Street, Jackson, TN.

Visitation will be held at New St. Luke Baptist Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Omega Omega) service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 7931 McCrory Lane, Pegram, TN 37221.

Mercer Brothers Funeral Home, (731) 423-4922.


Published in The Jackson Sun on Aug. 1, 2014
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