Charles Roland Perry

July 8, 1918February 28, 2013
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Charles Roland “Peck” Perry,

94, passed away on February 28th, 2013 in Jupiter, Florida. Charles was born July 8th 1918 in Covington, Ky. He graduated from Dayton High School where his achievements on the basketball court earned him induction into their Hall of Fame. While at Eastern Kentucky University he was named captain of the varsity basketball team and was a member of ROTC. During WWII he served as a Captain of a Field Artillery unit in the Aleutian Islands and was transferred to Germany to assist in civil affairs at the end of the war. Following the war, Charles earned his Masters Degree at the University of Georgia and began teaching school in Canton, Georgia. He later moved to West Palm Beach and began work with the Palm Beach County School District subsequently serving as teacher, principal, administrator and Area Superintendent. He was a lifetime member of the Florida Retired Educators Association having served both as president and secretary.

Charles was predeceased by Helen his wife of 68 years and son Bruce. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Bakels & Carol Ellis, son-in-law John Ellis, 4 Grandchildren, Leland (Ginger), Darren (Christine), Victoria & Tim, 8 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the funeral home, followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Fl 33410.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2013

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March 12, 2013

I'm very sorry to hear of the death of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Mike Bayer

Sandy & Grumpy Esau

March 11, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Robert Gomer

March 11, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, he will be missed by all. Capt Robert Gomer

Marianne Jaeger

March 8, 2013

It's hard not to think of Northboro without thinking of Mr. Perry. He was a favorite to all not ony because he was a good teacher but because he was a nice person. He will be missed by all who knew him. Thanks for being the kind of teacher we like to remember. My deepest sympathies to the Perry Family.

Marianne Evans Jaeger

Myra Quinn

March 8, 2013

Carol and Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Father was a wonderful man and I can never remember him not having a big smile on his face, always happy to meet your friends. May he rest in peace with your Mother and Bruce. And know that his energy and love will always surround you. God bless you both.

Ellen Ridgely Sells

March 7, 2013

I am sorry for your loss and express my condolences to the family Mr. Perry was a great teacher friend and mentor to all that knew him. He will surely be missed ;again my deepest sympathies

Glenn Galtere

March 6, 2013

It was my pleasure to accompany Charles over the last four years in his declining health. It was gratifying to see that he took the changes in his health with such a sense of peace, serenity and acceptance.

I will certainly miss him, as will the community at Courtyard Gardens.

Rest in Peace friend.
Dr. Glenn Galtere

Deborah Galtere

March 6, 2013

May God's peace beyond understanding be with you all in this time of grief and sadness. May the joy of knowing that Charles deep faith and assurance that he would go 'home' to heaven fill your hearts.

A memory I would like to share is when I first met Charles at Courtyard Gardens. It was at a bible study I was leading for the residents. I did not know at the time that he had been a Sunday School teacher at his Methodist church - he asked a lot of questions and at the end of the study with a twinkle in his eye, he said, "I guess you'll do!"
Respectfully, Rev. Deborah Galtere

March 5, 2013

My sincere sympathies, Joyce and Carol, and to all your family. Uncle Roland and Aunt Helen are always among my most favorite memories from my past. What wonderful role models they both were! Loved them both dearly!

Barbara Ferrara (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Janet Ford

March 4, 2013

A dear friend...a wonderful mentor...a true gentleman...and beautiful blue eyes!! I will miss you, my friend, but your essence remains in my heart.