John Thomas Perry, 37, a carpenter residing with his mother at 1243 Main street, died at today in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. His father, Jess Perry, a
well-known local contractor and carpenter passed away last March 13.
The late deceased, whose last employer was Traylor Brothers, Inc.
had been hospitalized for two weeks and a week ago
underwent surgery for stomach ulcers. His condition had been critical
since the operation.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home
chapel and will remain there through the funeral service at Friday in Weisinger
chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery. The officiating
clergyman will be Rev. Burton Williams, pastor of First Missionary Baptist
church. Friends may call at the funeral home chapel after this evening.
The deceased was a 1940 graduate of Mt.VernonHigh school and a member of Battery E. predecessor
of Mt. Vernon's present National Guard unit. Battery B.
He entered active military service with Battery E in 1941 with the
grade of corporal and was honorably discharged under medical status later that
He was an only
child. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Frailey
Perry; three aunts, Mrs Cora Miles, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Leora Hodgson, Chehalis, Washington and Mrs. Gusta Kessler, Alameda Calif., and two uncles, Walter
Perry, Clarksville Tenn., and Henry A. Perry, Mt. Vernon.