Raymond Doyle "R.D." Perry

July 4, 1931November 12, 2020

Raymond Doyle Perry was born in Holly Springs, Texas, on the 4th of July 1931, and died in Houston on Thursday, the 12th of November 2020. He was 89 years of age.

“Perry,” as he was affectionately known, was married to his beloved wife Nancy for 35 years. They shared their love with his four children, Kathy Perry, Paula Karp, Tommy Perry, and Debbie Jenkins; their spouses, Diana, Dan, Debra, and Greg; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Mandi, Josh and Lauren, Devin and Melissa, Tarance, Thomas, Lauren and Andrés, Chase, and Amber; nine great-grandchildren, Renee and husband Cameron, Kendall, Avery, Ellie, Emalee, Ellayna, Precious, Sadie, and Stella; and brothers, Bobby Perry and wife, Harriet, and Don Perry and wife, Letisha. Perry also leaves his devoted in-laws, Joe and Eleanor Zuber; and brother-in-law Alan Zuber.

Perry was a proud member of the United States Military for over 26 years, first serving in the National Guard, then the Army as a medic, and later as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves. He found his passion in police work, joining the Houston Police Department on the 20th of May 1963. He patrolled the southeast area of Houston for his entire 45-year career, retiring on the 18th of December 2004.

He was very involved in charitable organizations and dedicated much of his time to the charities Muscular Dystrophy Association and Blue Santa.

His leisure pursuits included golfing, gambling, and cruising the world. His family and friends also enjoyed his delicious made-with-love soups.

A memorial service and celebration of his life is to be conducted at twelve o'clock noon on Monday, the 16th of November, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston, where Houston Police Department Chaplain Monty Montgomery and Pastor April Simons are to officiate. For those who will be unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on Facebook Live. Direct access to the livestream may be obtained by selecting the "Join Livestream" on the service announcement below.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his name be directed to Assist the Officer, Attn: Executive Director, 1600 State St., Houston, TX, 77007 (, Kids Meals, 330 Garden Oaks, Houston, TX, 77018 (; or to the charity of one’s choice. The charities above may be accessed directly by selecting their respective icons below.

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a blessing.”


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Memorial Service and Celebration of Life

    Monday, November 16, 2020



Raymond Doyle "R.D." Perry

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Jeff Folloder

November 19, 2020

Please accept our condolences for your loss. Perry was a classic! We loved spending time with him and knowing his wonderful soul. May his memory always be a blessing!

Harriet Perry

November 17, 2020

He showed much love to all the family. Doyle was a great example to his brothers ,sisters, and family.

john donovan

November 16, 2020

Dear Perry Family, R.D. was my first training officer when I graduated from the HPD Academy (Feb. 1984). Was assigned to Southeast Patrol (Park Place). Spent 3 weeks with R.D. learning how to be a police officer and could not have been assigned to a better man. R.D. was a real professional and great person - considerate, helpful, and safety first. Was sad to hear of his passing. Our prayers are with you all. John Donovan

Lindy Folloder

November 16, 2020

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband. Thanks to Aunt Eleanor, Brian and I were able to spend time with Perry at our reunions. I will cherish the memories of all of us together.

Ruth Cutting

November 16, 2020

Nancy -- I am very sorry to hear of Perry's passing.

Laura Gregory Roberts

November 15, 2020

I first met R.D. about forty-four years ago on a police matter regarding my younger sister.
R. D. was a good man and officer.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.

Ray Hunt

November 15, 2020

I was blessed to serve on the HPOA/HPOU Board with R.D. for many years. R.D.’s visits to the HPOU after his retirement and his many encouraging phone calls were always appreciated. He invited me to join him for lunch at his high rise many times over the years and I regret I never took him up on the offer. As Mark Clark stated, R.D. did not speak up a lot at Board meetings, but when he did, you listened. My condolences to Nancy and his kids and may R.D. Rest In Peace!

Larry Watts

November 15, 2020

A friend for more than 50 years. Our condolences to Nancy and the family. Larry & Carolyn

Vickie McClanahan

November 15, 2020

I first met Perry as Mr. Perry when I was a youngster at church. Later, I knew him as Perry and fondly remember the Christmas gift giving to kids who would've other wise not had a Christmas. I also knew about his work with the kiddos that needed the "iron lung". It warms my heart to read the comments from those he worked with at HPD and their admiration for his work. A giving man. RIP Perry.
Vickie McClanahan

Alan Roesch

November 15, 2020

I am sorry for your loss! I will miss his kindness and how he loved to show us the cruise photos and his stories about how no matter where you two went , there was always a friend there. Most of all, and the best of all , was how in each picture he had a smile that you knew he loved being in that moment!


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