Albert Joe Perryman

September 25, 1936December 1, 2018
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Albert Joe "Coach" Perryman

Albert Joe Perryman, age 82, of Irving, passed away on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at Vitas in Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Carrollton, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday December 13th, 2018 at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, 1615 West Airport Freeway, Irving, Texas 75062, with Dr. Bill LaBarr officiating. Burial services will be held at North Belton Cemetery in Belton, Texas at a later date.

Albert Joe Perryman was born in Forestburg, Texas to Dennis M. and Buena Perryman on September 25th, 1936. He grew up in Gainesville, Texas and graduated high school in 1955. He attended East Texas State University and graduated in 1959. He married Carla Cambron on July 29th, 1960 and they had two children, Jarrell and Julane. Joe earned his Master’s degree from East Texas State University in 1965. On October 25th, 1986, Joe and Sandra Bostick-Eldridge were married at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving, Texas. Joe and Sandra have been together for 32 years.

From 1959 to 1964 Joe coached junior high football, high school baseball, and basketball in towns Electra, Pampa and Bryson Texas. From 1964 through 1982 Joe taught history and coached football at Bowie Jr. High School and Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas. As head coach at Bowie Junior High School, Joe led the team to eight championships. From 1982 through 1991 Joe taught physical education at Lamar Jr. High School and served as director of the Irving ISD football stadium. From 1991 to 1994 Joe served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Irving ISD. Joe made decisions that were always in the best interest of the students and he encouraged students to believe that self-discipline is their greatest attribute. Joe retired in 1994 having completed 35 years of teaching and coaching.

In 2013 Joe was inducted into the Irving ISD Hall of Fame. During his tenure he worked under the leadership of five superintendents, four athletic directors and four head coaches. He cherished his working relationships and friendships for life.

In 1989 Joe began playing senior softball and played until 2016. Senior softball was a passion for Joe. He played and coached for the Texas Greyhounds, winning four national championships. Joe traveled all over the United States with his teammates playing in softball tournaments. He truly loved the sport and all of the friendships he made throughout the years.

Joe loved his family dearly. He was a very proud and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was loving, patient, generous and loyal and inspired everyone around him. Joe found a friend in every person he met.

Joe was preceded in death by his son Jarrell Van Perryman and parents Buena and Dennis Perryman. Also sister Mary Archer, and brothers Henry Ed Perryman and Flake M. Perryman.

Joe is survived by his wife Sandra Kay Perryman, daughter Julane Morton, step-daughter Wendy O’Neal, and step-son Randy Eldridge. Grandchildren Jake Morton, Jacy Lynn Morton, Zachary Eldridge, Tye Eldridge, Hanna Belle O’Neal, Blake O’Neal, and Kaela O’Neal. Joe is survived by his brother Billy F. Perryman.

Pallbearers will be Jake Morton, Chris Morton, Randy Eldridge, Zachary Eldridge, Tye Eldridge and Patrick O’Neal.

The family of Joe wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Vitas Inpatient Unit in Baylor Scott and White Hospital, Carrollton, Texas.


  • Catered Reception Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2018

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Woody Schober

December 13, 2018

I had the opportunity to know and work with Joe since 1968. He was a wonderful
friend who I respected for his exceptional character and and dedication to his job and his students. Joe and I had a great relationship even though my work was in the fine arts and
his in athletics. I always admired Joe's professional ability as an outstanding coach and
role model for young people. Irving ISD was fortunate to have a man like Joe Perryman
as an employee and the city of Irving as one of its finest citizen's.

Paulette Joecks

December 8, 2018

Joe was a really a good husband to my sister, Sandra, and I always appreciated that....He would go out of his way to help anybody any way he could. He was "one of the good ones" and I will hurt for her every day she is without him.

Mandi Tudor-Fenn

December 6, 2018

Uncle Joe was a very good man, always nice to us. I remember living with him with my mom until my dad found a house in Minnesota. He was one of a kind and a generous man. Rest in Peace Uncle Joe!!! You are loved!!!

Tina Eldridge

December 6, 2018

We love and miss you PaPa Joe - we were not ready for you to leave us. So many good times and memories will never be forgotten as we go forward. Your kindness to everyone, no matter if it was a stranger or family and friends will be cherished forever and of course your laughter that made us laugh will never be forgotten! Love you! (your favorite daughter in-law)

Cathy Turnbull

December 6, 2018

I'm a recent acquaintance of Joe and Sandy, having met them at Joe's Coffee Shop. How I enjoyed talking to them, hearing about their recent trips, seeing pictures,...........Joe's unmistakable laughter often filled the coffee shop, and everyone who heard it laughed along with him. I was absolutely crazy about Joe and can't believe I won't see him again. My heart goes out to you, Sandy, and all your family!

Wendell "Bud" Hill

December 6, 2018

I had the pleasure of playing under Coach Perryman at Bowie Jr High. He was so much more than a coach. He was a mentor, a driving force and quite honestly, the first strong male role model in my young life. He instilled courage and confidence in my impressionable mind and led me to a deeper understanding of faith through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2013, I was able to express to him,as an adult, the nature of the impact he made in my life at the Irving ISD Hall of Fame dinner. It was truly a special moment for me personally. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Bless you Coach for always Making The Difference. 🙏

Linda Martinez

December 5, 2018

The year was 1978. I was a single mother of three beautiful girls and I was working three jobs to get enough money for the Christmas holidays. In December I was driving the girls to visit their father who was in Huntsville, Texas and my car broke down on the way there. A very nice couple traveling from Plano stopped to help us and my car got towed to the nearest town. We had to spend the night in Huntsville and get a bus back to the Dallas area, so there went all my extra money. Unbeknownst to us, Coach Perryman made arrangements to get our car back to Irving and the whole school, Bowie Junior high, pitched in to give us money and bring gifts for the girls for Christmas. BEST Christmas EVER!!!!!! Coach Perryman was truly a man with a BIG heart. My condolences to the family. RIP Coach Perryman.

Charlotte Reed

December 5, 2018

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your loved one. May our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah the God of tender mercies comfort you and your family during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Ranella Schwarzkopf Griggs

December 4, 2018

So very sorry to hear about Coach Perryman.
Coach Perryman was my 7 Th grade Texas History Teacher at Bowie Jr. High in Irving Texas.
He was a great teacher! He always made Texas
History fun, and interesting.
I remember one day he told our class that when our class starts driving a car the technology will be at the level that cars will be driving in the sky like the Jetsons cartoon show. We all thought that would be really cool!
I have thought about that over the years ,and thinking we still aren’t driving a car in the sky.
I think Coach Perryman’s thinking was way ahead of technology! A very intelligent Man!
Thank You Coach!
To his family,
you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You All.🙏🏻

Larry Rushing

December 4, 2018

Joe was head coach at Bowie Jr High when I came to Bowie in 1974 as a new coach and I will always remember him making me feel at home. I will always cherish his thoughtfulness and friendliness and his contagious laugh and the way he treated everybody with utmost respect. I will truly miss Joe because he was such a big part of my life for a long time. My prayers go out to Joe and his family. This world needs a lot more Joe Perrymans!