Obituary for BJ "Junior" Perry
Mr. B.J. “Junior” Perry, 84, of Eureka passed away peacefully from this earth surrounded by his family and loved ones on Saturday afternoon, December 9, 2017 in Corsicana. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Brownsboro, Texas to Bertie Perry and Emma McDaniel Perry.
He married Dorothy Robinson Perry on October 6, 1951, and they were happily married for 40 years until her death in 1991. He was a truck driver by trade and thought that was the best job a man could have and he loved fishing. He helped lots of kids catch their first fish. He was the first one to help anyone in need and the last to ask for help. He could fix anything from a small engine to a broken heart. He always had a story to tell and he was very proud of his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Robinson Perry; parents, Bertie and Emma Perry; stepfather, Jesse Perry; grandparents, Hugh and Betty Perry; and brothers, Glen and Wayne Perry.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Perry and partner, Nancy Lott of Garland; sons, Jerry Perry and Bobby Perry and wife Sissy of Eureka; grandsons, Bryan Perry and Kacy Perry and wife Richelle of Eureka; granddaughter, Amanda Perry of Ennis; great grandchildren, Jacob Perry, Ryan Perry, Kolton Perry and Kai Wagliardo of Eureka; sisters, Frances Glasgow of Phalba, Lois Bancroft of Powell and Dorothy Hume of Jacksonville; brother, Eddie Perry and wife Carolyn of Mesquite; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members and friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Edward Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Perry, Kacy Perry, Ferrell Perry, Bradley Boyte, Johnny Glasgow and Dennis Bancroft.
The family asks that for those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the MOM Scholarship Fund at Mildred ISD, 5475 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109 if you want to do something instead of flowers.