Carl Lee Perry, son of the late Calvin and Clara Stephens Perry, was born at Avert on April 12, 1928, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on July 8, 2007, at the age of 79.
Mr. Perry was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis after 37 years and had been a resident of Sikeston since 1993.
Survivors include his wife Helen Perry of the home in Sikeston; three sons, Ronald Perry of Waterford, Mich., John Perry of St. Charles, and Pete Cantrell of Sikeston; three daughters, Shell Walters and Debbie Cantrell, both of Sikeston, and Ellie Capps of Advance; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Perry; and one sister, Mariam Whitley.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2007, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Bro. Patrick Hagen officiating.
Interment followed in the Walker Cemetery with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of all arrangements.