John Thomas Perry

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
John Thomas Perry

John Thomas Perry, 84, of Desoto, Mo., passed away July 23, 2016, at his home.

He was born on March 17, 1932, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late Alvin and Lola (Mowery) Perry.

He was united in marriage to Bonnie Jean Haywood on July 25, 1951, and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2016. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Richard Perry.

John retired after 42 years from the United States Army.

Survivors include his children, Neil Perry and wife Sandy of St. Charles, Mo., Kathy Shelton and husband Dan of St. Charles, Mo., Karen Yocom and husband Scott of House Springs, Mo. and Kendra Skaggs and husband John of Desoto, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Tommy, Jeff, Alan, Andy, Adam, Chad, Chris, Carl, Cary, Jennifer, Julie and Traci; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Perry and wife Debbie of Arkansas and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Ann Mowery officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 Monday evening at the funeral home.