Perry, Marion Halmon (Riceville)
Monday, May 16, 2022
Marion Halmon Perry, Jr., 80, of Riceville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, and was a son of the late Marion Halmon, Sr. and Mary Louiza Bohannon Perry. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Vernon, Rollin, Edsel and Allen Perry.
He was a member of Covenant Baptist Church. He was a foster parent for 25 years, and was an ordained Baptist minister. He was a bus driver for the McMinn County School System for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane Ann Black Perry, of Riceville; daughters, Lisha (Dean) Craig, of Louisville, Tn., Tiffany (Bruce) Jimenez, of Athens, Bethany Perry, of Riceville, Yasmen Perry and Jasmen Perry, of Cleveland; sons, Mark Perry and Andrew Perry, of Riceville, Nathan Perry, of Waterford, Mi., Travis Campbell and Giovanni Perry, of Riceville and Christian Perry, of Athens; brothers, William (Bill) Perry of Kodak, and Jerry (Dixie) Perry, of Riceville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, with Pastor Randy Boggess officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Cleveland. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.