By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
February 9, 2013
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Thomas Owen Perry Sr., 66, of Chapmanville, departed this life Thursday, February 7, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House at Charleston.
Born February 13, 1946, he was a son of the late Lowell Thomas and Lucille Stewart Perry. Also preceding him in death was his step-mother, Pauline Guy Perry; mother of his children, Linda Grimmett Perry; one daughter, Terri Lynn Perry; two brothers, Richard and Roger Perry; one sister, Josephine Perry; two step-brothers, Jimmy Jay Guy and Bob Hensley; one brother-in-law, Buck Sumler; one sister-in-law, Thelma Grimmett Sumler; one niece, Ashley Guy Sparks, and his special friends, Lando Adkins and Sara Baisden.
Tom was a Quartermaster of VFW Post 6153, American Legion Post 103, Commander of DAV Post 39, 32nd degree Mason, and a retired coal miner. He loved his dogs and cats, riding his lawn mower and four wheeler and spending time with his family and friends.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Tammy Shadd Perry; one daughter, Teresa (Eric) Richards of Chapmanville; one son, Thomas (Rebecca) Perry Jr. of Chapmanville; two stepsisters, Kathy Guy of Logan and Lana (Johnny) Evans of Ohio; 11 sisters-in-law, Pat Perry, Ruthann McDowell, Kathy (Jerry) Eplin, all of Chapmanville, Phyllis (Joe) McNeely of Chicago, Ill., Jackie (Wilson) Craddock of Madison, and Ida Mae (James) Workman, Mary Jo (Rudy) Chambers, Molly (Ronald) Chambers, Jean (Terry) Martin, Connie Shadd, and Janice (John) Booth; five brothers-in-law, Billy Grimmett and Jimmy Grimmett, both of Chapmanville, Charlie (Bev) Shadd, Tommy (Emma) Shadd and Jay (Caroline) Shadd; three grandchildren, Cody (Cortney) Perry, Erika (Robbie) Cline and Devin Perry, all of Chapmanville; one great-grandchildren, Caiden Cline of Chapmanville; his great-granddog, Snarky Perry; nieces, Bonita Perry, Dawn Evans, Vicki (Scott) Ladd, Becky Adams, Chasity Tollison, Heather Perry, Francis (Donny) Gorrell, Angie (Mike) Shutte, Detria (Chris) Mays, Shawn (Bryan) Justice, and Tara (James) Browning; nephews, Rogie (Ladonna) Perry, Wendell (Jesse) Perry, Bill Perry, John Edward (Lisa) Evans, Terry Jo (Debbie) McNeely, Jerry (Julie) McNeely, Johnny Lee Grimmett, Jamie (Maegan) Eplin, and Terry Eplin; great nieces, Madi Sparks, Stacie Ladd, Charolette Evans, Savannah Evans, Lilah Evans, Stephanie (Michael) Dickey, Halie Jo Eldridge, Carlie Mays, Jessie Justice, Gwendolyn Kinser, Kierston Grimmett, Latasha Perry, Phyllis Gorrell, and Kassidy Eplin; great nephews, Dustin Perry, Joey Evans, Chris Ladd, Bryan Ladd, Spencer Evans, Johnny McNeely, TJ (Shantelle) McNeely, Joey McNeely, Jacob McNeely, Donny Gorrell, Bryson Justice, Dawson Kinser, Brody Grimmett and Hunter Eplin; special companions,
Little Girl, Abigail, Shelby and Mitzi; and his special friends, Sadie Adkins, Larry and Dollie Workman, Buddy and Barb Southerland, Aunt Alma and Uncle Russ Corbitt and Sally and Lucian Maynard.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 11, at Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor John Workman officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home
Pallbearers will be Raymond Blankenship, Mark Davis, Bobo Adkins, Wendell Perry, Bill Perry, Rogie Perry, Jay Shadd, Terry Blankenship, Jason Blankenship and Steve Savage.
Freeman Funeral Home of Chapmanville is in charge of the arrangements.