"Curtis Brown Perry, 87, died Monday morning (21 FEB
2005) in the IOOF Nursing Home.
Mr. Perry was born in Navarro County the son of Ben S. and Frances L. Wigley
Perry. Mr. Perry was raised in Kerens and was a graduate of Kerens High School in 1934. On Nov. 19, 1938 he was
married to Thelma Ruth Braddock, after their marriage they lived in Independence, TX. moving to Ennis in 1946. Mr. Perry
served in the US Army during World War II.
Mr. Perry worked as a field technician for Sears before starting work for
the City of Dallas as an electronic technician for 19 1/2 years retiring in 1982.
Mr. Perry was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Ennis Masonic
Lodge #369, Scottish Rite, Hella Temple, Eastern Star, IOOF Lodge in Ennis and the American Legion.
He is survived by one son Mike and his wife Helen Perry of Ennis; one brother,
James D. and his wife Irene Perry of Dallas; two grandchildren, Stacy and her husband, Glenn Hejny and Dana Perry; and two
great-grandchildren, Adam and Andrew.
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Perry on Sept. 25, 1999;
one son, David Perry in 1991; and one grandson Michael C. Perry in 1967.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Keever Chapel
with the Rev. Richard Moody and Dr. James Pool officiating. Interment will be in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of
J. E. Keever Mortuary.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m."
FAMILY TREE NOTES: Curtis Brown Perry, was
a son of Ben(jamin) S(tarke) Perry and brother of Hal Brown Perry Sr. His sister was Marjorie Bessie Perry, who was the mother
of Anita Allen Kissel. His grandfather was John Madison Perry.
COMMENTS from Anita Kissel
It was a lovely service
"celebrating his life". Was rather a small gathering of people, not many family members there. There's really
not that many left. Uncle Durwood (another brother)was very ill and could not make the trip. Most of Curtis' friends
have already passed on. His strong qualities of love, patience, contentment in all things, humor, being slow to anger
and his service to the Lord and humanity were spoken of repeatedly. I am so proud to have known him and been his niece.
He did the names of Perry and Wigley great justice being a very honorable man.
All the best,