Lawrence PERRY Sr.
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KNOXVILLE, TENN. - Lawrence Perry Sr., age 91, of Knoxville, Tenn., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 10, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Ruby Perry; his parents, the Rev. C. C. Perry and Mary Essie Perry; and his sisters, Jewel Haney and Opal Whirley.
He is survived by his brother, Leon Perry and wife, Dean of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; son, Ed Perry and wife, Pauline of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lawrence Perry III, and wife, Donna of Kingsport, Tenn., Chris Perry and Linda Trammel of Vilas, N.C., and Eric Perry and wife. Amanda of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Will Perry of Kingsport, Tenn., and Ella, Ensley, and Anderson Perry of Knoxville, Tenn.
He was born and raised in Glen, Miss., and lived in Newport News, Va., for 62 years before moving to Knoxville, Tenn., to be close to his son and daughter-in-law. He worked for Ray Box Ford in Corinth, Miss., Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Md., NASA in Langley Field, Va. (32 years working in aeronautical engineering programs), and Modern Machine Shop in Newport News, Va., for over 10 years. He had been a member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News for over 50 years, before joining First Baptist Church Concord, Farragut, Tenn. He had been an avid musician and sportsman. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Peninsula Campers Club and Winnebago Club.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., with Dr. Ed Johnson officiating. Interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Concord in Farragut, Tenn.; or Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.
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Published in Daily Press from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2011.
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September 12, 2011
Eddie and Pauline,

I am so sorry to learn your dad passed away recently. I just leaarned about it this morning.

You know Eddie, I'll always remember him as a quiet and caring guy that loved to work in his garden (especially his rose bushes).

Your Dad, Mom and Grandmom were all very special people to me. I have thought of them many times over the years.

They will remain in my heart for the rest of my life.

I love you!
August 22, 2011
I have missed him from the time hr went to Tenn. He always had a cheery greeting everyday when we met. So sorry for your loss.
Ken The mailman
August 20, 2011
Dear Eddie, Pauline and family: My sincere condolences to you in the death of your loved one. Remember, "In death, you don't leave home, you go home". Mr. Perry will be missed so much; however, you know where he is and will see him again. He was a good and kind man...everyone loved him. The funeral service was a beautiful tribute to a fine man. It was good to see your entire family, just sorry for the circumstances. May God bless each of you.
Fred Mays of Newport News, VA
Frederick Mays
August 17, 2011
Eddie and Pauline, we are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We have both been where you are now and we can say that God's grace is sufficient.
Carol & Fred Smith
August 17, 2011
Eddie and Pauline, Charles and I are so sorry to hear about your Dad. We are thinking about you and know that the memories you have will keep your Dad close to your heart. God bless. Pauline and Charles Shofner
Pauline Shofner
August 16, 2011
Eddie and Pauline,
We want you to know that we are thinking about you as you have lost a very special loved one, your dad. It hurts and we hate to let them go, but we will see them again. That is our comfort along with many wonderful memories. We wish you well.
Jerry and Judy Allen
Jerry and Judy Allen
August 16, 2011

I am saddened to hear of the passing of your father. I send my sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of your great sorrow.

May the memories of the good times with your dad be a source of comfort.

Wayne Stokes, NNHS '65
August 16, 2011
We are very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May your memories give you peace, knowing you will see him again.
John & Cheryl Mays Howard
August 16, 2011
I always enjoyed talking with Mr. Perry. He was a fine gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with Ed, Pauline and the family.
Ron Smith
August 15, 2011
Eddie and Pauline, I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Joan Grepiotis Blanton
August 15, 2011
Ed and Pauline:
Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He lived a long life and you are so lucky to have had him for so long! Our thought and prayers are with you and the family. Love and Prayers,
Sarah (Puckett) Kressaty
Sarah Kressaty
August 15, 2011
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.He was a wonderfull person and always a joy to be with. In our thoughts and prayers.
Ed and Pat Fonner, Newport News,Virgina
August 15, 2011
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I've been there and can only say time will help. In our thoughts and prayers. Charlie Phillips
Charles Phillips
August 15, 2011
Eddie, Pauline and Family,
What a loss for you! We loved Lawrence for many years while at Orcutt Baptist. He was always friendly, smiling, ready with a joke or "trick" to show you. His love for his wife and family were to be envied. EVERY grandchild born was a delight and miracle to him. WE probably saw as many pictures of Lauren when she was born as you did!! He has been missed since he moved to be near you but we know that he loved every minute with his family. You are indeed a blessed family to have had such a loving, wonderful Christian family. David and Loraine Hughes
David and Loraine Hughes
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