Roy Eugene Perry, 82, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
Roy was born November 30, 1938 in Cherokee, Kansas, the son of Roy "Red" and Katie Perry. After graduating high school, Roy served three years active duty with the United States Navy.
Roy married Sharon "Kay" Spriggs on November 30, 1963. They had two sons. One son, Jeffery Bret Perry preceded him in death.
Roy had a long and rewarding 30 plus year career with the Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas. He worked in flight testing on military projects across the United States. Roy loved all things related to aviation and the Boeing Company rewarded his dedication by naming him employee of the year in 1985.
After retirement, he and Kay built a house on Table Rock Lake where they enjoyed hosting and entertaining their many friends and family members. Roy enjoyed taking care of the land, feeding the animals, relaxing on the lake, and lending a hand whenever one was needed.
He was an avid sports fan. One of his favorite pastimes in the later years of his life was taking a nap while his beloved St. Louis Cardinals played on TV.
Roy was a good son, brother, husband, father, and friend. He is and will always be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his son, he was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kay, and by one sister, Margaret Geier.
He is survived by one son, Brian (Christine) Perry of Greenbrier, Arkansas and a sister, Judy (Jerry) Schuberger of Kansas City, and by many nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Memorial service for Roy and Sharon “Kay” Perry will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Cherokee City Cemetery. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if one so desires, a donation may be made to Haven of The Ozarks Animal Sanctuary in Washburn, MO. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.