William Perry(1934 - 2013)


BLACK MOUNTAIN - William Odell Perry, age 78, of 483 Cragmont Road, Black Mountain, a and former resident of Watauga County, died Monday afternoon, March 25, 2013, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

William was born June 18, 1934 in Barber County, Kansas, a son of the late General Blanco Perry and Genevieve Carpenter Perry. He was a retired Electrical Engineer for Liberty Plastics, Inc., and served in the United States Army.

William is survived by his wife, JoAnn Perry of the home; one daughter, Belinda Johnson and husband, Kenneth; two sons, Daryll Perry of Bethlehem, North Carolina, and Les Perry of Mesa, Arizona; one step-daughter, Shelly Gibson of Black Mountain; two brothers, James Joe Perry and wife, Barbara, of Zionville, and Keith Perry and wife, Lindel, of Boone; two sisters, Mrytle Calhoun and husband, Chester, of Raleigh, and Marsha Thomas and husband, William, of Zionville, and one brother-in-law, Willard Lail of Hickory. He is also survived by four grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Perry, and one sister, Theda Lail.

Funeral services for William Odell Perry will be conducted Friday afternoon, March 29, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Tim Pierce. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2 p.m., at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Perry family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service, in Boone, is in charge of the arrangements.


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 28, 2013