Herman L. Perry, Sr., age 89 of Lima, passed at 4:32 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born July 24, 1930 in Drift, Kentucky to the late John Hobart and Minnie Smith Perry. On April 28, 1951 he married Louise L. Whitaker who survives.
Mr. Perry retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel, was a U.S. Army Veteran, and attended the Full Gospel Temple of Love Church. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, hunting, woodworking, music, and eating. He loved the outdoors, mowing the lawn, riding his golf cart and his go cart. He treasured time spent with his family and his special 4 legged grankids – Trixie, Bella, and Bently.
Also surviving is a son – Herman Lloyd Perry, Jr. of Lima; 2 daughters – Vivian Doris (Robert ‘Bob’)Myers of Lima; Deborah Ann (Barry) Berlin of Lafayette, Louisiana; 7 grandchildren Brandon (Karen); Lindsey; Tyler (Lauren); Bethany (Matt); Benjamin; Melissa (Mike); Ryan; 5 great grandchildren – Elizabeth; Anna; Andrew; Emmit; and Scarlet; a brother – Dennis Perry of Lima; and a half brother – Hobart Perry of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by a son – Dr. Daniel Kaye Perry who died in 1981; a brother – John Perry; 3 sisters – Virginia Click; Mary Rose Rolston; and Genevieve Music.
Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Joe Compton, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery where military rites will be observed.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Temple of Love Church.
Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm