MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 10, 2013

Willard N. Perry Sr.

1925 - 2013


— Funeral services for Willard N. Perry Sr., 88, of Fort Gibson, OK will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Budo D. Perry officiating under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service.

Willard was born July 19, 1925 in Muskogee, OK, the son of Samuel Elmer Perry and Minnie Harris Perry and died November 8, 2013 at his home. He was a teacher by profession, carpenter by trade, and farmer by choice.  “Jack of all trades, Master of none.” He was a graduate of Fort Gibson High School and Northeastern State University. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged on September 14, 1956.

He leaves his wife, Ramona Perry, of the home; two daughters, Annette Jones and Allen of Yukon, OK, Amy Gower and Skip of Piedmont, OK; one son, Williard Perry, Jr., of Muskogee, OK; “best daughter,” Glenda Lewis and Joe of Wagoner, OK; one sister, Annis Jones of Fort Gibson, OK; a brother, Budo G. Perry and Selena of Fort Gibson, OK; two grandchildren, Amelia Gower and Asa Gower.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Elmer Perry and his mother, Minnie Harris Perry Hixson, his step-dad, Pete Hixson, one twin sister, Wilma Perry, brothers, Gail Perry, Elmer Perry, J.C. Hixson and sister, Maxine Points.