Harvey E Perry died January 23, 2021from the Coronavirus disease at age 95 at Ascension Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas. Harvey was born in Dallas, Texas March 23, 1925 to parents: Harvey E Perry, Sr and
Jewel (Rushing) Perry. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Alice Sarah Perry, son Randy C Perry and his sister Ruth Elizabeth Perry (McAnally). He attended Crozier Tech High School Dallas, Texas.
Harvey enlisted into the United States Marine Corps two weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor at age 16; three months shy of his seventeenth birthday. Harvey participated in the battle of Guadalcanal and Tarawa in the South Pacific, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War as a helicopter crew chief.
In civilian life he worked as an aircraft mechanic for various companies in the DFW area. Harvey retired from DalFort Aircraft in 1998 and moved from his home of thirty years in Valley View, Texas to Dale, Texas in 2005.
Harvey will be remembered for his teasing jokes, his wildly entertaining stories, his unfailing work ethic, his generous smile, and his willingness to help anyone in need anytime.
Harvey is survived by his son George Perry and wife Theresa Perry, son Michael Perry, and cousin John and wife Cindy McAnally.
Harvey is survived by 9 Grandchildren, 22 Great-Grandchildren, and 4
Grandchildren: Aaryn Perry, Gemsong Perry Ryan, Deborah Perry Owens, Stacy Perry Husted, Curtis Perry, Sarah Perry, Tasha Devereaux, Tamara Perry Marshall, and Jenny Perry Sampsel.
Great-Grandchildren: Piper Perry, Rosie Perry, Cael Ryan, Finley Ryan, Keith Arredondo, Kevin Arredondo, Will Owens, Amanda Owens, Jace Husted, Jack Husted, Hudson Husted, Cain Perry, Shane Davis, Persephone Davis.
Great-Great-Grandchildren: Trent Arredondo, Sophia Arredondo, Demorte Kleihege, and Casen Owens.
Services will be held at Meador Funeral Home 1204 E California St, Gainesville, TX 76240 at 2:00, January, 29, 2021.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
We are so sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather, and to all of Harvey’s extended family. Our thoughts are with you during this time of mourning.
Mike and Maureen Wheeler
Another Marine to guard the streets of heaven! The kid joined to fight for his country when he was sixteen! We are thankful he survived to see the victory he felt was so important that he risked his life for it. We give thanks for Harvey Perry’s life as we grieve his passing.
Semper Fi, Marine!
Chuck Moore, Commandant
Townsend Detachment #920
Marine Corps League
When I was a young United States Marine 1964, Mr. Perry’s Marine generation was referred to as the old breed. They were legends to us young jarheads. They fought from Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, to Okinawa , they showed us how it was done, and we carried on.
Stand at ease Mr. Perry, you earned it. Semper-Fi Jarhead!