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george h. perry

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Jan. 29, 1935 - March 17, 2013

WAKARUSA — George H. Perry, 78, of Wakarusa, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013.

George was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Baldknob, W.Va., to the late Frank and Ruby (Workman) Perry.

On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Joyce (Rucker) Perry in Belle, W.Va. She preceded him in death, passing away Feb. 7, 2004.

Surviving are his children, Curtis A. (Linda) Perry of Elkhart, Thomas (Lenita Jo) Perry of Flatwoods, Ky., Rhonda (Dennis) Potucek of Elkhart, Tammy (Edward) Zimmerman of Wakarusa and Raymond Perry of Huntington, W.Va. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and his siblings, Fonzo (Lorraine) Perry of South Carolina and Lew (Janice) Perry of Tacoma, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Clarence Perry and Helen Kate Vance.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Osceola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Kelly presiding. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

George was employed for many years as a machine operator for Elkhart Products until his retirement in 1997. He was a longtime member of the IAM Local 1315. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking in his garage, working on cars and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. George was also actively involved with his grandchildren, and attended Word of Truth Ministries in Milford.

In his memory, donations may be made to Southern Care Hospice or United Cancer Services of Elkhart. To leave condolences for the Perry family, visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com.