James Rufus Perry Jr.

Published 9:17 am Friday, September 25, 2020

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Mr. James Rufus Perry Jr., 89, of Mocksville, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at his home.

He was born June 24, 1931 in Newark, N.J. to the late James Rufus Perry Sr. and Evella O’Neal Perry.  Mr. Perry was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a fisherman and gardener. Mr. Perry was a history and movie buff, and especially enjoyed watching Westerns. He never met a stranger and often invited people into his home and then they were considered family.

He was also preceded in death his wife, Nora Rosetta Troxler Perry.

Survivors: children, Byron Perry, James “Skip” Perry III (Susan), and Kimberly Perry-Barnes (Sylvester); a sister, Juanita Jones (Lawrence); granddaughters, Simone Perry, Chantalle Jackson (Horatio) and Heather Perry; great-granddaughters, Amakai and A’Lilliana Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.