Donald Allen Perry
January 18, 1952 – April 15, 2021
Donald “Don” Allen Perry January 18,1952 - April 15, 2021
Don passed away on April 15, 2021 in Spokane, Washington. He was born in Spokane and was the eldest son of Claude and Edna Perry. He was the leader of the pack to his siblings and told many tales of their adventures. He attended Logan and Stevens schools before graduating from North Central in 1970. He joined the Navy in 1972 and was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskeny. Don married Glenda and had 2 children. They later divorced. Don worked for the City of Spokane for many years before switching gears to truck driving. He loved his time on the road and had many stories to tell about his travels. He was often recognized for his safe driving and was closing in on his goal of 1 million miles with his company. He made many friends along the way. Don had a life-long love of sports. He ran cross-country in high school . He played softball in Spokane for many years and he played basketball too. He was also an avid bowler and loved golfing. You could find him watching any kind of sport and he especially loved rooting for Seattle and Gonzaga. Don married his sweetheart Teri in 1993. She also had 2 children. They created a loving home filled with laughter. Both were very involved with their church and community. At one time they both drove school bus in the Valley. They adored all of their “school kids”. Family, movies, sports and travel kept them busy until Teri's passing in 2016. Don was preceded in death by his dear wife Teri, son Kyle, his loving grandparents, parents Claude and Edna and younger brothers Ricky and Kevin. Don is survived by his siblings Jim, Debra, John and Robert. His children Jake (Marlenna), Michael (Jesse) and Sheri (Bat) and his grandchildren Makaila, Theya, Landon, Ben, Jacob and Kai. He leaves behind many nephews, nieces and cousins. Don made friends wherever he went. He was a big kid at heart. He truly cherished his family and friends and will be forever missed.
“There’s no greater gift than friendship.”
Memorial will be held May 1st at the LDS Church at 21022 Wellesley Ave. in Otis Orchards, WA at 1 p.m. A small luncheon for family will follow the service.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Donald Allen Perry
May 1, 2021
My memories are all about playtime with my city cousins! Don was the leader of his tribe and we got in plenty of trouble and had tons of fun when we were in the city or on our farm. I remember sneaking up tto the railroad track and the hobo camp! I think I got a few swats for that one! Don was a sweet guy and full of fun and much loved
My condolences to his immediate family. And friends. May he Rest In Peace with the people he loved in heaven. ❤️
Sheila Cardella (Smith)
April 25, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Don's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all as you go through this sadness. Remember all the good times, funny stories & loving memories.
April 23, 2021
A week has gone by and still so hard to believe. Find myself several times a day recalling memories of childhood times (good and not-so-good), early adulthood and our softball, football and basketball teams, and adult times of bowling leagues, playing golf and riding motorcycles, among many other things and times. Gathering firewood was always an adventure and a time to remember. Oh, and the Cribbage and Pinochle games were legendary and hilarious.
Just mentioned to Ilagene last month that I wanted to get back into golf so that I could go with Don this summer.
So many great memories of times spent with my big brother. You were a good man, always willing to lend a hand, like when we roofed our house.
As we are getting a little older, I knew this time was coming and sometimes wondered who would be the first. I thought we had years before we would find out, but not so. Leave it to you to lead us yet again.
Love you, and miss you Don R.I.P.