Donald Perry

Jan 31st, 2003


Ava – Donald L. Perry, 66, formerly of Herrin died at 12:37 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, IL.

Mr. Perry was born December 29, 1936 to Fred and Marie (Crane) Perry in Carbondale, IL.

He married Roberta Strodick June 21, 1958 in Herrin, IL. She survives of Ava, IL.

He retired from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale after a 36-year tenure as professor in the Colleges of Business and Marketing. He was a graduate of Herrin High School. He received his bachelor and masters degree from SIU-C and his PhD from Illinois State University. He was a member of the Herrin First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the NRA and loved hunting.

Survivors include:
His wife – Roberta R. Perry – Ava, IL
His mother – Marie Perry – Johnston City, IL
Two brothers and sisters in law –
Aaron E. and Marilyn Perry – Olatha, Kansas
Dennis and Jo Perry – Johnston City, IL
Several nieces and nephews
Several great nieces and nephews

His father, Fred Perry, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2003 at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, IL. Rev. Lee Lovett will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Herrin City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Herrin First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home, PO Box 429, Herrin, IL 62948. You may sign the guest registry or view this obituary at

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