Roy E. Perry

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Roy E. Perry, 74, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Hobert McKinley Perry and Helen Irene Andes Perry and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Simpson Perry, in August 2015; a brother, Terry E. Perry; two sons-in-law, Michael Fisher Jr. and Dana K. Bowman; a nephew, Terry Perry Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Rita Perry.
Roy was a United States Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. After serving 20 years in the military, he worked with the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 2003.
Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Melissa K. Bowman of Elizabethton and Angela M. Fisher of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Leah Deloach of Johnson City, Macey Fisher of Banner Elk, N.C., and Emily Fisher of Johnson City; two great-grandchildren, Payton Norris of Johnson City and Hannah Norris of Elizabethton; two brothers, Clarence Perry and wife Debbie of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Jerry Perry and wife Dale of Elizabethton; two sisters, Elizabeth Eastes and Sonja Bowling, both of Elizabethton; and a special friend, Mike Grindstaff of Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor Roy’s life was conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 13, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mrs. Rhonda (Dale) Perry officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the funeral service. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter, Angela Fisher, 203 Hidden Oaks Drive, Johnson City, Tenn., at other times. The graveside service and entombment was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 14, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors were accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers were Brent Shelton, Donnie Nance, David Nance, Jeremiah Guinn, Shane Stout, Mike Grindstaff and Nate Perry. Honorary pallbearers were Jordan Wilson, Brian Foster, Shane Hardy, Ricky Simpson, Michael Perry, Scott Perry and Logan Bowling. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Wounded Warrior’s Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Perry family. Office (423) 543-5544.

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