OBITUARY

Johnny Dale Dale Perry

December 1, 1940December 31, 2010

Mr. Johnny Dale Perry, known as Dale, 70, of 148 Meadow Oak Drive, Statesville, died December 31, 2010, at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born December 1, 1940, in Watauga County, and was a son of the late Wiley B. and Alpha Laura Farthing Perry. He was a graduate of Hillsborough High School and Alamance Community College and took agricultural courses at Catawba Community College and N.C. State University. Dale began his career working on the family farm and then was a manager at FCX, then worked for W R Grace & Co., later at Star Milling, and finally for Cardinal Chemicals Inc. of Greensboro. On December 19, 1959, he married the former Rebecca Royster who survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Bryan Perry and his wife, Kimberly of Statesville and Bruce Wayne Perry and his wife, Stacey of Lewisville. Additional survivors include two brothers, Joe Perry and Boyce Perry both of Mebane and a sister, Kay Marin of Chapel Hill and Florida. Also 5 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren survive. Private family commital services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at Beulah Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. A public Celebration Of Life Service will be held on next Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Roberts, Rev. Tom Corbell and Rev. Ray Kiser officiating. The family will receive friends following that service at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given in lieu of flowers to Hospice & Palliative Care Of Iredell County, Inc., 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to Beulah Baptist Church, 1851 Old Mountain Road, Statesville, NC 28677. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 8, 2011
  • Receiving Friends Saturday, January 8, 2011
  • Committal Service Sunday, January 2, 2011
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Manal Marchoud

December 13, 2011

I have not been in touch with the family in a while and I am not sure why but I remembered Dale's birthday and decided to look him up. I am so sad for your loss. He was an amazing man who always made me laugh even when we disagreed. I loved Dale and I know he is in a better place. I am so sorry for your loss.

January 8, 2011

Dear Becky, Bruce & David,
As I write this it is snowing hard at my home and the roads are covered. Regretfully, I may not make the trip down I-77 today for Dale's memorial service. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers just as you have since Dale was first hospitalized. I knew Dale for almost 29 years and he was always helpful to me when I first started working for W. R. Grace. We rode to Wilmington together several times for company meetings and I always enjoyed hearing his storied experiences in the fertilizer industry. May God richly bless and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Ernie Miller

Carol Pakala

January 7, 2011

Dear Aunt Becky, David and Bruce:
We are praying for all of you during this difficult time. I am so thankful for the visits I had with Uncle Dale over Thanksgiving. Lyle and I enjoyed our time with him so much we didn't want to leave. His love for the Lord was so evident!!! I wish we could be there to share in the celebration of his life. Please know that we love you all and are praying for you to be comforted by our God.

With much love,

Carol and Lyle Pakala

Vickie Bennett

January 7, 2011

Becky, So sorry to hear about Dale's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace, knowing you will someday be reunited in Heaven. May God Bless You all.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

January 7, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Johnson's Milling & Feed, Inc.

January 6, 2011

Dear Family Members,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's love carrying you through this most difficult time.

January 5, 2011

Rebecca, I am so sorry to learn of Dale's death. I used to call on him during my Ciba & Novartis days 10+ years ago when he worked for Cardinal in Greensboro. Dale was always positive and I will always remember his many funny stories in the fertilizer & ag chem industry. He will be missed by many. My condolances to you & your family members and I pray God's peace, love & comfort to you too.
Blessings,
Roy Gorena
Clayton, NC

January 3, 2011

Rebecca,

I'm not sure you remember me but my wife (Kathryn) and I took you and Dale to a Panthers football game one Sunday afternoon about 8 years ago. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dale as a sales representative for Syngenta. Dale was always one of my favorite customers to call on. He was always so positive, geninune and honest whenever I met with him. I always used to bring him and his staff lunch when I stopped for a visit because as you know, Dale was so full of energy and talkitive that the only way I could slow him down for me to give him my sales pitch was to get a sandwhich in his mouth. Somehow I think he understood this. Anyway, I know he is there with our God and I look forward to the time when I can see him again.

May God bless you and your family,

Kevin Gesse

Sandy Galliher

January 3, 2011

David, Becky, and Perry family;we are so sorry for your loss. David, Terry and I are thinking of you. Becky, all of us at the bank will miss seeing you two at the drive-up together.Wishing you peace and comfort.
Sandy and Terry Galliher

Lewis Ervin

January 3, 2011

Becky,
We were sadden by the news of Dales passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Ervin and Shirley Lewis