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