Death of David Perry’s father

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of John M. Perry, father of GCI Pastor David Perry. 

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David Perry with his father John Perry

John M. Perry was born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1924, the son of Oval Robins and Martha Adams Perry. John married June Orcutt in 1949 in Watseka, Illinois. They were married for nearly 66 years. John farmed for many years near Woodland and Donovan, Illinois. Later, he moved to Champaign, Illinois, where he worked in maintenance until he retired. John enjoyed music, traveling, garage sales and playing with his two furry Shih Tzu grand-dogs, Max and Kona.

John served faithfully for 40 years in various capacities in GCI’s Champaign congregation and recently attended First Baptist Church in Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and one sister. John is survived by his wife June; his son J. David (Jonnie) of Avon, Indiana; his daughter Peggy Ellen, of Champaign; and several nieces and nephews.

John’s funeral was held on August 7 in Champaign. His son, Pastor J. David Perry officiated.

Cards may be sent to:

David & Jonnie Perry
6935 Karyn Dr
Avon, IN 46123-8596

4 thoughts on “Death of David Perry’s father”

  1. Hi David & Jonnie,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you for sharing his example of faithfulness and the father-son photo.
    love & regards
    Bharat & Urvashi

  2. We are so sorry to hear of the loss. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ keep you, and your family, snuggled in His all loving and compassionate arms during this time – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama

  3. Dear Dave and Jonnie,
    Sorry to hear of Dad’s passing, the family is in our prayers and both churches this weekend will be praying for the family. Please personally express our thoughts to mum and give her a kiss on the cheek for me – I so enjoyed meeting her in Northwestern – what a energetic, vibrant lady. Love, Richard and Joyce

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