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Bright-Holland Funeral Home

2601 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX

OBITUARY

Perry Lawrence McMichael

May 23, 1939November 19, 2019

Perry Lawrence McMichael, 80, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at his home while surrounded by his loving family. The family has scheduled memorial services for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 23rd, at Covenant Christian Church, 4055 S. E. Loop 286, Paris, with Dr. Stephen Russell and Rev. Diana Russell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Cremation was under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Perry, the son of Lawrence & Mina Robinson McMichael, was born May 23, 1939, in Naples, TX. He graduated from Paul H. Pewitt High School in Omaha, TX, and attended Texas Christian University where he played basketball. He was a devoted Horn Frogs fan! On Feb. 4, 1961, he married Rebecca Williams, building 58 years of family and memories. The couple lived in Ft. Worth until Rebecca finished her college education. Perry began working for the Campbell Soup Company when they opened the Paris plant in 1966. His career there spanned twenty-nine years before his retirement in 1995. He was a faithful member of Covenant Christian Church where he was active in the Java Men’s Fellowship. Perry loved his church and his church family. Through the years Perry had made Christ the center of his life. He was able to witness to his children along with many others encouraging them to do the same. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge and the Optimist Club. An adventurous soul, Perry was creative and always wanted to learn new things. He received his pilot’s license, was a scuba diver, was self-taught with computers, and taught himself to paint. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lloyd McMichael. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca, three children, Michelle McNutt & husband Guy of Dublin, Cynthia Horton & husband Ricky of Paris and Keith McMichael & wife Jennifer of Parker, CO, grandchildren; Jessica Arzola & husband Eloy of Cypress, Jestine Pineda & husband Louis of Katy, Kurt Horton & wife Kati of Richardson, Eric Horton of Conroe, Kara Shelton of Lafayette, LA, Jeston McMichael of Ft. Worth, and Bailey McMichael of Paris, great grandchildren; Zoe, Aiden, Luke, Isaac, Madelyn, Logan, and a new great grandson, Bennett, due in April, one sister, Mary Edmonson of Mt. Pleasant along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Heather Hamm, the staff of Hospice Plus, and the staff of 5 West and ICU at Paris Regional Medical Center for the loving care given their loved one. If desired, the family requests that memorials be made to Covenant Christian Church, 4055 S.E. Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460.

Services

  • Family Directed Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2019

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Beth Exum

November 22, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your precious family in our prayers.

With our sympathy,

Chip and Beth Exum

Lovandia Smith

November 20, 2019

Sorry to hear about Perry, worked with him many years at Campbell Soup. Our prayers and thoughts to the family.

Richard & Lovandia Smith

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY