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BLUEFIELD — Kenneth Cecil Perry, 84, of Dahlia Street, Bluefield, died peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Veterans Regional Hospital in Beckley.
Born November 28, 1932 at Newhall, he was the son of the late Herman B. Peery Sr. and Frankie Melissa Fritz Peery.
Cecil was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army; he received the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Occupation Medal (Germany) United Nations Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He retired from R & T Electric in 1991 where he began his career as a motor repairman and quickly moved to a management position as shop foreman.
While his health permitted, he enjoyed the outdoors and his gardens, but most of all he loved to work.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Boyd Peery Jr.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 64 years, Shirley Ann Johnson Perry, along with six children: John Perry, Diane Diegel, Deborah Cecil, Denise Kitts, Dana Perry & Joseph Perry; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service including taps was held at his bedside along with a military procession and a farewell salute from the military staff and fellow veterans.
The civilian staff that cared for him daily attended as well.
The Perry family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on March 4, 2017
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