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Kenneth "Ken" L Perry

August 14, 1937October 27, 2020

Kenneth Lane Perry (Ken) died October 27, 2020 at the age of 83. He was born August 14, 1937 in Paris, Arkansas to Leonard Lafayette Perry, Sr. and Ruth Rambo Perry. He graduated from Lavaca High School and joined the United States Army where he served in Korea. From 1967 – 2002, Ken was the owner and operator of Ken’s Exxon in Fort Smith and Ken’s Car Care in Barling. Ken was passionate about cars, collecting them, restoring them, and building them from scratch and loved building and flying Ultralight Aircraft. Ken’s parents preceded him in death, as did two brothers, Edwin and Leonard “Curly” Perry and three sisters, Wanda Perry, Betty Reyer, and Peggy Patterson. Ken is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jackie of Barling; his children Terri Hooper (Jim) of Upland, California; Kenna Karmel of Fort Smith; Dr. Blake Perry of Little Rock; and two grandsons, Zackary Karmel of Corinth, Texas and John Tyler Karmel of Fort Smith; two brothers, David Perry and James "Jim" Perry, both of Fort Smith. A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 2, 2020 at Liberty Cemetery Pavilion in Greenwood, Arkansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary in Fort Smith. In lieu of flowers, please considering donating to any of these three charities: Feline Rescue & Rehome (FuRR), P.O. Box 250567, Little Rock, AR 72225; Manes and Miracles at Chaffee Crossing, P.O. Box 11828, Fort Smith, AR 72917; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, Texas 75380.

  • FAMILY

  • Leonard Lafayette Perry, Sr. (Ruth Rambo Perry), Parents (deceased)
  • Edwin Perry, Brother (deceased)
  • Leonard "Curly" Perry, Brother (deceased)
  • Wanda Perry, Sister (deceased)
  • Betty Reyer, Sister (deceased)
  • Peggy Patterson, Sister (deceased)
  • Jackie Perry, Wife of 61 years
  • Terri Hopper (Jim), Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Kenna Karmel, Daughter
  • Dr. Blake Perry, Son
  • Zackary Karmel, Grandson
  • John Tyler Karmel, Grandson
  • David Perry, Brother
  • James "Jim" Perry, Brother

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  • DONATIONS

  • Feline Rescue & Rehome (FuRR)
  • Manes and Miracles at chaffee crossing
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
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Sue Ainsworth

November 27, 2020

Thinking of you and the girls at this time of sorrow. Remember all the wonderful times we had.

DeDee Perry

November 2, 2020

My sincere condolences to Aunt Jackie, Terri, Kenna and Blake and his grandchildren Zackary and John Tyler and his brothers Jim and David. My heart breaks for you all. Love DeDee

Colleen Adkins

November 1, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences to you and the family. May your heart and soul find peace and strength during this time. I have fond and joyful memories of the Perry family as I taught Blake at Barling Elementary.
You're in my thoughts,
Colleen Adkins

Kay Holmes

November 1, 2020

Jackie and family we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and pray you will have good memories to comfort you. JW and Kay Holmes

Kenna Karmel

November 1, 2020

Kenna Karmel

October 31, 2020

Sue Ainsworth

October 30, 2020

Will miss you Kenneth. Sue Ainsworth

Billy Don Redding

October 30, 2020

Remember Ken well for his love of old cars and his beautiful wife.....Billy Don Redding

Shirley Vanderslice

October 29, 2020

My most sincere love for all Mr.Perry’s family. My thoughts and prayers to you as you remember the good times of the past and may you treasure those fond memories you share.

Cindy Addison

October 29, 2020

Just wanted to say that it was a privilege to get to care for Ken . Wish I could have been there for his passing. He talked about his beautiful wife almost every day, and told me everything he could remember about his "fireball " kenna. He loved his family.
God bless ,
Cindy

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