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08/14/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Lawrence Perry

Lawrence Perry
(d. 10 Aug 2011)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.
   Lawrence Perry, father of    Eddie Perry ('65) of TN and father-in-law of   Pauline Wright Perry ('67) of TN, passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at the age of 91.

From the Daily Press - 08/14/11:

                          Lawrence Perry, Sr.
    KNOXVILLE, TENN. - Lawrence Perry Sr., age 91, of Knoxville, Tenn., went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 10, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Ruby Perry; his parents, the Rev. C. C. Perry and Mary Essie Perry; and his sisters, Jewel Haney and Opal Whirley.

He is survived by his brother, Leon Perry and wife, Dean of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; son, Ed Perry and wife, Pauline of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Lawrence Perry III, and wife, Donna of Kingsport, Tenn., Chris Perry and Linda Trammel of Vilas, N.C., and Eric Perry and wife. Amanda of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Will Perry of Kingsport, Tenn., and Ella, Ensley, and Anderson Perry of Knoxville, Tenn.
Lawrence Perry
He was born and raised in Glen, Miss., and lived in Newport News, Va., for 62 years before moving to Knoxville, Tenn., to be close to his son and daughter-in-law. He worked for Ray Box Ford in Corinth, Miss., Glen L. Martin in Baltimore, Md., NASA in Langley Field, Va. (32 years working in aeronautical engineering programs), and Modern Machine Shop in Newport News, Va., for over 10 years. He had been a member of Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News for over 50 years, before joining First Baptist Church Concord, Farragut, Tenn. He had been an avid musician and sportsman. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Peninsula Campers Club and Winnebago Club.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Peninsula Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., with Dr. Ed Johnson officiating. Interment to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Concord in Farragut, Tenn.; or Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.

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Published in Daily Press from August 14 to August 15, 2011.

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August 15, 2011
Eddie, Pauline and Family,
What a loss for you! We loved Lawrence for many years while at Orcutt Baptist. He was always friendly, smiling, ready with a joke or "trick" to show you. His love for his wife and family were to be envied. EVERY grandchild born was a delight and miracle to him. WE probably saw as many pictures of Lauren when she was born as you did!! He has been missed since he moved to be near you but we know that he loved every minute with his family. You are indeed a blessed family to have had such a loving, wonderful Christian family. David and Loraine Hughes
Very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was a wonderful person and always a joy to be with. In our thoughts and prayers.

~ Ed and Pat Fonner, Newport News, Virginia

August 15, 2011
  Ed and Pauline:
Very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He lived a long life and you are so lucky to have had him for so long! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love and Prayers,
Sarah (Puckett) Kressaty

August 15, 2011

Eddie and Pauline, I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

~ Joan Grepiotis Blanton, Greenville, North Carolina

August 16, 2011
I always enjoyed talking with Mr. Perry. He was a fine gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with Ed, Pauline and the family.

August 16, 2011


August 16, 2011



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Eddie and Pauline and their family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(07 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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