He was preceded in death by his parents, Early H. Perry, Sr. and Pansy Pruitt Perry; three brothers, Billie, Bryant, and Dan; and one sister, Dorothy Witty.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nell Perkins Perry; daughter Susan Quinlan (Jerry) of Louisville; two sons, Ken Perry (Vicki) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Steve Perry of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Quinlan (Kim), Sarah Pardue (Rob) and Jennifer Witten (Jeremy); six great-grandchildren and one sister Mary Ann Wright of Cadiz.
Mr. Perry was an Army Veteran of World War II. He graduated from University of Kentucky with a degree in agriculture. He was the 4-H Extension Director for Christian County, Director of Young Farmer and Safety Programs for Kentucky Farm Bureau and executive Director of the Community Bankers of Ky.
He was a member of Southeast Christian Church where he served on the Accounting Team and as a deacon. He was also a Gideon and a member of Jeffersontown Rotary Club. He requested his body to be donated to University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Research for help in finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
A celebration of his life was held at Southeast Christian Church on June 14, 2010. Visitation with the family to honor Early was held at Owen Funeral Home in Jeffersontown on June 13, 2010.
Donations may be made to Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana, Hosparus, Gideon International or Southeast Christian Church.