John L. Perry

Born: Fri., Feb. 6, 1931
Died: Sun., Oct. 16, 2016

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Location: Sunset Cemetery at Illinois Veteran's Home

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   John L. Perry, 85, of Quincy died at 8:10 p.m. Sunday (October 16, 2016) in the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   Born February 6, 1931, John was the son of Clarence and Holly Hughes Perry.  He was married to Alice and she preceded him in death in 1985.

   John served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He was a 1947 graduate of Pana High School and simply enjoyed life.

   John has been employed in the Nevada goldmines and casinos and was employed as a laborer until his retirement in 1985.

   Survivors include three nephews, Rodger Perry (Indra) of Sprinfield, IL, Rex Perry (Sandra) of Decatur, IL and Lee Perry (Kris) of Midlothian, TX; three nieces, Joyce Dearing, Leanne Mitchell and Jennifer Crain, all of Norfolk, VA; three great nephews, Michael Perry (Jolene) of Springfield, IL, Kenneth Brown of Springfield, IL and William Brown of Decatur, IL; and three great nieces, Krystal Brown, Kelly Brown and Candice Henry, all of Springfield, IL.

   Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; twin daughters in infancy; two brothers, Clarence Leon and Oscar Lionel Perry; one nephew, Mark Steven Perry; and two nieces, Donna Jacobs and Sharon Brown.

   Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 at Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veteran's Home.  Military Honors will be conducted by the Illinois Veteran's Home Quincy Honor Guard and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail.

   There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside services.

   Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veteran's Home Activity Fund.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jennifer Crain
   Posted Tue October 18, 2016
Dearest Uncle John,

I am so saddened by your passing I have no words. It was just last week when I saw you for the first time since I was a baby. You remind me so much of my dad it was hard for me to walk away from you but I knew that I would be back to see you again and hear all your stories. It now appears that will not happen right now. As I left you said "Glad you got to see me". Uncle John, I am. I am VERY glad I got to see you, to hold your hands and kiss your face. I wish you peace Uncle John - love, your niece, Jenny

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