Richard Eugene "Red" Perry, 87, of Lake City, died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Red was born May 24, 1933 in Erie, a son of the late Clyde and Alma (Pratt) Perry.
He graduated from the Rice Avenue Union High School in 1953. Shortly after high school he was inducted into the US Army during the Korean Conflict and deployed to Korea with "G" Company, 110th Infantry Division. Red was honorably discharged from the military in 1955 and returned to the Erie area. He was awarded the Germany Occupation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Following his military career, he began working at Marx Toys in Girard and later went to work at General Electric as a Machinist, retiring from there in 1993.
He was a member of Lake City United Methodist Church, the Edinboro-McKean VFW Post #740 and the Girard American Legion Post #494. Red always enjoyed going to camp with his family at Cherry Grove in Warren County.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. (Roney) Perry, whom he married on January 28, 1956, and a brother, William F. Perry and granddaughters, Jennifer Perry and Destiny Angel Murphy and a grandson, Matthew Creaton.
He will be greatly missed by his family, two daughters, Nancy L. Murphy (Craig) of Lake City and Janice Creaton of Franklin Center; a son, Rick Perry of Girard; his beloved grandchildren, Christopher Murphy, Mylissa Hiller, Bethany Slagle, Ashley Creaton, Lindsey Splitstone, and Michael Perry; Thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard and are invited to attend service there on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Burial with full military honors will be in the Girard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box, 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301 or to the charity of ones choice.
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