OBITUARY

SFC (Ret.) George D. Perry

August 29, 1934August 5, 2013
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SFC (Ret.) George D. Perry, 78, passed away on August 5, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 9, 2013, in Main Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Rd., Columbus. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

SFC Perry was born August 29, 1934 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Luther and Alma Perry. He was a decorated war veteran who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict, having earned numerous medals, the most notable being the Purple Heart and two Bronze Star Medals. He was in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1974, he worked with Civil Service in Daegu, South Korea and then Ft. Benning as Fire Chief until his retirement there in 1989. SFC Perry then began to work at the Muscogee County Prison for 8 years until retiring after 8 years of service. SFC Perry was very passionate about being a mason, and was a member of the Mt. Hermon Lodge #304 F&AM. He was also the past president of the Columbus 173rd Airborne Society. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Perry of Columbus, GA; three sons, John Perry of El Paso, TX, Donnie Perry of Rochester, MN and Bob Perry of Columbus, GA; a granddaughter, Chrissy Perry; and two great-granddaughters, Evelynn and Katlinn.

Please visit www.shcolumbus.com to express condolences.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2013
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SFC (Ret.) George D. Perry

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Donnie Perry

February 9, 2014

Its been 6 months since you've left us, daddy, and we 3 boys and momma think about you often. I think about you often and shed tears, each and every time I remember your voice or see a picture of you. You may be gone, daddy, but you'll never be forgotten..... I love and miss you a lot, daddy..... your son.... Donnie

Mike Graddy

August 12, 2013

How sorry I am to learn of the passing of my friend George Perry! The last time I saw him was after the funeral of our mutual friend Earl Galloway, and we spent an hour or so in the "new" Lodge, putting away the equipment used in the Masonic funeral rites, but mostly just talking, laughing and remembering our mutual friend. How sorry I am I had to miss saying goodbye to George, but I'll bet good money the afterlife is a MUCH livelier place since George arrived.

My family's deepest sympathies for your loss; please know we feel it as well.

August 11, 2013

You were a great human being, the perfect husband, and the greatest dad a man could ever wish for. You taught me a lot about life and now that your gone you made me realize that there is still a lot more to learn. I'm going to really miss you dad, your constant smile, your humor, though sometimes sick, but most of all you just being here with the family.......God Bless You George Perry, and keep 'em straight up there!!!!!!

August 11, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

August 9, 2013

Just a SUPER human being and someone I will truely miss! You just couldn't help liking him. A wacky sense of humor. Well, he's with the Grand Architect now .. Him, Steve Szeki, Phil Battistini, and others. I'll just have to bide my time and patience (sigh). cbf, Waverly Hall, GA

Debraoh Hoover Moore LeJeune

August 9, 2013

Cody Moore will miss his Surrogate Great Grandfather (standing in for Brother Nathan Hoover) and I will miss a good friend. My condolences to all of the Perry Family & Friends. We lost another Great Hero.

Less

August 8, 2013

Thank you Brother George. I will miss you at the door and your stories that always brought a smile. Thanks you again for several life lessons you have taught us all.
AIRBORNE!

Delphia Jones

August 7, 2013

The Jones family (next door neighbor) will miss you so much Mr.George Perry. You have been a reliable, wonderful neighbor & friend to us. Our family sends our love and prayers to the Perry Family.

Mr. & Mrs. Alex Jones & family Cols, Ga

Leslie and Donna Brossett

August 7, 2013

We are sorry to hear of your loss but we know that he is in a better place.

August 7, 2013

Thank you George for all memories, years of frienship, guidance and wisdom, your brilliant sense of humor, reliability and dependabilty and your love for your family. Your early departure will effect and affect each of us but I want you to know that you are admired, loved and will be missed by all. Thank you for always being there. May God bless you and your family.
Arthur, Carol , Chritina, and Maria