Kenneth Roy Perry
Kenneth Roy Perry, 79, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since June 2013, formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born March 9, 1940 in Granville County, NC to George Thomas Sr. and Adelle Wheelous Perry, now deceased.
Left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife of over 56 years, Brenda Perry of Cape Coral; three loving children, Gregory Thomas Perry (Paige Clark) of Raleigh, NC, Rebecca Lynne Perry (Billy Waller) of Drewryville, VA, and Jonathan Vaden Perry (Beverly Ann) of Cape Coral, FL; a step-sister, Shirley Winstead of Franklinton, NC; as well as six grandchildren, Nicholas (Emily),Vaden (Scarlett), and Drake (Jillian) Phillips; and Emily, Tessa, and Arden Perry.
Ken and Brenda lived in Tidewater, VA for forty years before retiring to Cape Coral, FL. Ken was a member of McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL. He was employed by Norfolk Southern Railway for 35 years in the Marketing Department. After retiring he spent 5 years volunteering at Sentara Heart Hospital and another 5 years as an employee. He considered his time at the hospital working with family members of patients a ministry. He was able to give comfort and support to others because of his prior heart problems and surgeries. Ken spent many hours volunteering at his church, his children’s school and various community projects. His favorite hobby was crocheting. His beautiful work was enjoyed by family, friends, patients in nursing homes, mothers of newborns and many others who received tablecloths, dolls, baby blankets and layettes, shawls, afghans, and dish cloths. His greatest joy was giving away his many projects.
Ken was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, G.T. Perry, Jr., Samuel Perry and Emily Joan Bass.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Popes Chapel Christian Church, 1237 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, NC 27525, where Ken attended church as a child and young adult.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Kenneth Roy Perry are suggested to Hope Hospice, Attn: Donation Dept., 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908, which provided excellent care and comfort to Ken and his family.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.