Mark Perry

October 28, 1959December 11, 2010

Mark Allen Perry, 51, died December 11, 2010. Mark was born October 28, 1959 in Fort Smith. He was a salesman for Acme Janitor and Chemical Supply for over thirty years. He was also the owner of Signature Sound Company and for many years mixed music for local bands. He was a member of First Lutheran Church where he served as both an elder and usher.

Funeral will be 10AM Tuesday at First Lutheran Church under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home with a private family burial following the service.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen ; son, Sam of the home; his mother Irene Perry; his mother and father-in-law, Diane and R. J. Landingham; a sister, Gloria Cates and her husband Jack; a one brother, Gus Perry III and his wife Margaret; and many other loving relatives.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Gus Perry, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Mark Albertson, Maxwell Blade, Mike Burgess, Steve Carter, Greg Cook, Larry Matthews, Don Martin, Bill Neumeier, Grant Pierson, Harley Vinsant and Ricky Young.

Visitation will be 6-7 PM Monday at Edwards Funeral Home, 201 North 12th street.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church BUILD Fund, 1115 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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Jerry Lane

December 15, 2010

Gretchen and Sam, My heart goes out to you both at this time. My own memories of Mark are of a great guy with a big heart and smile. It always felt good just to be around him. Sam, I never saw a father more proud of a son than yours was of you. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will provide you comfort for your need.

Cathy Caver-Blade

December 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you Gretchen and Sam. Mark was an awesome man and will be missed terribly. I have alot of great memories of times we spent with Mark and will treasure them forever. Cathy Caver-Blade

cathy caver-blade

December 14, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you Gretchen and Sam. Mark was an awsome man and he will be missed terribly. I have great memories of our time together and will cherish them forever. Cathy Caver-Blade

Kim Davis

December 14, 2010

Praying that God will put his loving arms around your family. I went to church with Mark at Midland Heights when we were kids. He was always fun loving and had a wonderful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

December 14, 2010

I was just surprised to see this,sorry I didn't know sooner......... I am
Allen Herbert's step daughter. I am so sorry .

Kim Burke

December 14, 2010

Its been quite some time since Ive seen Mark, yet I know there is a great emptiness left when such a wonderful person is gone from this earth. I'll be praying for Mark's family & multitude of friends that God's comfort & peace strengthen them so they may continue on sharing his fun & happy personality & the legacy he has left here. God Bless you all! Kim Burke

December 13, 2010

Mark was one of my best friends in high school. I remember we would run around town in either his brown Grand Prix or my orange Monte Carlo. My thoughts and prayers are with the Perry Family. Sincerely, Kent Jedlicka (Fort Worth, Texas)

Pam Noyes

December 13, 2010

So sorry to hear of Marks passing,I met him back when he was working with Exit 5 and he was always so much fun to be around. I haven't seen him in years but will always remember his kindness and his contagious smile. I will be praying for comfort and healing for the entire family and his close friends.

David and Karen Ewing

December 13, 2010

So sorry to hear of Marks death. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

December 13, 2010

So sorry to hear of the loss of Mark. He has many many friends that's lives will be changed now that he's gone. No one will feel his loss as much as his family though. Gretchen, Sam, Irene and the rest of the family my thoghts are with each of you today for the loss of a truely great man and friend. I loved Mark and will miss him very much. Kelly Pierson (Arkoma, OK)