LABELLE - Sammie M. Perry passed away Aug. 5, 2013 in Fort Myers. She was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Etowah, Tenn., to the late "Mac" and Opal McCormack. She attended Carson-Newman College and received her Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University
, coming to Florida in 1958 to begin her career as a high school science teacher at Clewiston High School. She also prepared taxes for over thirty years and greatly enjoyed catching up on the lives of her tax clients. Sammie loved reading trashy novels, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, dogs, and her family. She tolerated shopping, fishing and camping trips. She made the best fried chicken, biscuits, and cheesecake on the planet. Survivors include, Michele Barnard (Joe) of Gaithersburg, Md., Jeff Perry (Hannah Mary) of LaBelle, William G. Perry, Jr. (Karen) of Cullowhee, NC, Frank Perry (Carol) of Port Charlotte, and Cathy Perry of Astatula; and many beloved grandchildren. She also believed that Chris Bruno and Rene Ibarra were her children as well. Visitation will be Thurs., Aug. 8, 2013, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in LaBelle. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the church with Pastor Sammy Co officiating. Donations can be made to Florida United Methodist Children's Home, the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, or the
. Cremation arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle.