Edd James Perry

Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2000

Edd James Perry, a longtime resident of Soldotna, died died of lung cancer complications Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his residence in Greensburg, La.

A memorial service will be today at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, Greensburg, La., at 6 p.m. Other arrangements are pending; there will be a memorial service and spreading of ashes in Alaska.

He was born in Lake Providence, La., Dec. 11, 1936 to Frankie Jackson Perry and Ed Joiner Perry.

He was raised in Lake Providence, La., and attended Georgia Military Academy during high school, and later attended Southeastern Louisiana College in Hammond, La. He worked the oil fields throughout Louisiana, Texas, Norway, Alaska and Indonesia.

From January 1967 to April 1997, he lived in Soldotna, where he also enjoyed commercial fishing for many years. Other activities through the years included the Hammond Volunteer Fire Department, leader for Boy Scouts of America, Peninsula Modelers Association in Alaska and many church-related activities.

He is survived by his wife Wanda Kay Chisholm Perry; three daughters, Wanda Lynn Perry and family of California, Jennifer K. Larsen and family of Alaska and Grace M. Street and family of Greensburg, La.; two sons, John E. Perry and family of Kansas and Leonard M. Perry and family of Alaska; eight grandchildren; foster family Edna Casey and Carolyn McElveen and family of Kentwood, La., and Kathi Ickes and family of Natchitoches, La.; two sisters, Ethel Broussard of Pecan Island, La., and Ernestine Davis of Many, La.; four brothers, John Pearly Petty Jr. of Many, La., DeWayne and Charles Horton of Knoxville, Tenn., and John Turner Sanders of Hall Summit, La.; and other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son Edd Jr., foster father Rev. John H. Casey, and a brother Jerry Perry.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Solid Rock Ministries, Children's Handicap Camp, P. O. Box 489, Soldotna, AK 99669 or to a charity organization of one's choice.

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