Eugene "Gene" Perry, son of the late Walter and Viola Pruitt Perry, was born in Avert, Mo., on June 13, 1923, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on March 15, 2011, at the age of 87.
Mr. Perry had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He had worked at Elders Manufacturing. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was a member of the Amvets.
On Oct. 12, 1946, he was married to Mamie Darby in Piggott, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Mamie Perry of Bloomfield; one son, Alan Perry of Bridgeton, Mo.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Judy Giambelluca of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and Imogene Laughlin of Florissant, Mo. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas and Delbert Perry; two sisters, Ruthie Carter and Beatrice Carter.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 18, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Eskew of Bloomfield officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.