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John J. Perry

SALOME, AZ: John J. Perry was born in Mansfield, OH to J. Marvin and H. Loretta Perry on July 10, 1932.

He passed to heaven on September 27, 2013 at his home in Salome, AZ with his loving wife Barb at his side.

John was a generous, fun and witty man, as well as a master woodworker. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He found no greater joy than being with family and friends and pets.

John and Barb built numerous homes and filled each one with love and laughter. Always willing to share produce from the garden, wood projects from the workshop or a joke from his ever-working mind, he was so special to his family.

John served his country proudly during the Korean conflict, stationed at Langley AFB in Langley, VA. His post-military employment included jobs at Mansfield Tire and J&B Acoustical where he was a member of the carpenters union #735. He was self-employed as a painter, carpet installer and carpenter, along with being a building contractor.

Survivors are Barbara Walton Perry, his wife of 62 years; as well as sons, Steve (Linda), Columbus, NJ, Phil (Terry) Mansfield, OH, Joe (Danielle), Mansfield, OH. Also, he is survived by is grandchildren, Michael, Troy (Laura), Wesley (Nicole), Casey (Katie), Cory (Jessica), Lindsey and Austin; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Lily, Layla, Conner, Chloe, Zachary and Nolan. He is also survived by his two sisters, Marjorie Walters, Franklin, NC and Barbara (Don) Moyer, Cary, NC and many nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; in-laws, Leonard and Maybelle Walton; son, Darrell; grandson, Brent; brothers-in-law, Herbert Walton, James Thompson and Fred Walters; nephews, Greg Moyer, Rick Walton; and great-nephew, James Thompson; and niece, Jennifer Elliott.

Family and friends are welcome to join in celebrating the life of John Perry at R&L Banquet Center on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from from 2-6 pm. In his final act of generosity, his body was donated to science.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to Hospice of Havasu, 365 South Lake Havasu Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 or the .
Published in the News Journal on Oct. 2, 2013
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