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Leverne Perry

Leverne Perry , a legend in Alexandria. passed away Easter Sunday. Leverne was born in Sieper, La. January 4, 1932. Leverne contributed much to this community throughout his lifetime. As an accomplished cowboy he traveled the south and even competed in a Madison Square Gardens in New York. Many remember Leverne as host of the children's show "Leverne Perry and the Little Wranglers" which ran from 1960-1966. He had a heart for children, especially those with special needs, He organized the "Horses and Handicaps Program " volunteering many hours to help give joy to others through his love of horses. He also was involved in fund raising for St. Mary's.

Leverne was the owner of Leverne Perry Shoes. He also served as President of the Police Jury in the 1970's.He was President of Amicus Club Rodeo Association.

He became Executive Director of The Louisiana Quarter Horse Association in 1987. He played an instrumental role in the expansion of gaming at racetracks in the state and leading the development of the strongest quarter horse state bred in the nation. He also was one of the masterminds of the LQHBA Youth Scholarship program. He has been honored with many awards: La Rodeo Hall of Fame, AQHA Gordon Crone Special Achievement award, LQHBA lifetime Achievement Award, and on April 9 will be inducted into the inagural LQHBA Hall of Fame.

The visitation will be held Monday March 28, 2016 from 5-9pm at Hixon Brothers in Alexandria and also from 10am until time of the service, at 2 pm, Tuesday March 29, 2016 at the G.A. Mangun Center at the Pentecostals of Alexandria.

He was preceded by his parents Jesse and Goretha Perry. He is survived by five daughters, Sonny and Karen Rush, Julie and Dana Normand, Javier and Jill Gutierrez, Larry and Leigh Lepinski, Heath and Amy Grimes, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association Youth Scholarship Fund. 318-487-9506

To extend online condolences to the Perry family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 28, 2016
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