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Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
12:00pm - 12:30pm

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James Kenneth Perry

James Kenneth Perry, Sr, 91, of Old Fort, passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at the John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.

Mr. Perry was born in Miami, West Virginia on May 21, 1930, to the late Everett and Maple White Perry. Mr. Perry served his country, proudly, in the United States Army, with whom he retired after 22 years of dedicated service. He was married to the late June Snyder Perry and was a member of Salem Freewill Baptist Church in Old Fort. Mr. Perry loved fishing and traveling. He was a kindhearted person who loved and adored his family. He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Perry was preceded in death by three sons, Jack K. Perry, Jr., George Perry, and Larry Perry; two sisters, Ollie Stone and Opal Durham; and two brothers, Ray and Jack Perry.

Survivors include three children, Karen Sue Heller and husband Terry, John Perry, and Robert Perry; two sisters, Ruby Taylor and Diane Pierce and husband Steve; a brother, Tom Perry and wife Molly; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.beamfuneralservice.com

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Sue, We were so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. We know he is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Jim and Janet Conner McGinnis Dec 30 2021 10:02 AM

So sorry for your loss may God bless you and your family

Rita Christopher Dec 23 2021 8:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Perry

Rita Christopher Dec 22 2021 10:04 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Perry

Dwight and Genell Effler Dec 21 2021 10:07 PM

Sue, Terry, James..... My heart and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Michelle Johnson Gibbs Dec 21 2021 7:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Perry

Michelle Gibbs Dec 21 2021 7:17 PM