Perry L. “P.L.” Montgomery

Mar 11th, 1928 - Feb 8th, 2019


Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church

Tue, Feb. 12th, 2019 10:30 AM ~ 12:30 PM


Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church

Tue, Feb. 12th, 2019 12:30 PM


McKinney Chapel Cemetery

Tue, Feb. 12th, 2019 1:30 PM

Marion- Perry L. “P.L.” Montgomery, age 90, of Marion, passed away at 3:12pm on Friday, February 8, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

Perry was born in Williamson County on March 11, 1928, the son of H.D. and Inez (Albright) Montgomery. He married Betty McGee in Osceola, Arkansas on November 2, 1946. She survives in Marion.

Mr. Montgomery was a retired minister, serving at several Baptist churches located in Union and Clear Creek associations.

Survivors include son- Garry and Marylen Montgomery of Pittsburg
Son- Gorden and Shirley Montgomery of Goreville
Six Grandchildren- Perry Montgomery
Cheri Blumenstock
Monica Geyman
Mindy Gresham
Kelly Montgomery
Tamzen Edwards
Twenty-Three great grandchildren
One Great Great grandchild

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers- Ross, Raymond, Glenn, H.D., and John Montgomery, and one sister- Helena Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin McNeely will officiate. Burial will follow at McKinney Chapel Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 10:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Grange Hall Freewill Baptist Church or the Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the services or at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

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6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Karen utley Capron

    From: Cypress, Illinois

    Date: February 10, 2019

    What great friends you have all been to me. So many good memories . God bless you all and be with you always . All my love

  • Guest: John Tracy & Nelly Montgomery

    From: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

    Date: February 10, 2019

    Uncle Perry gave a short sermon at our last Montgomery Reunion. Nelly and I were amazed at the clarity of his message. little did we know it would be the last we would hear him speak. He is now catching up with everyone in Heaven. Till we meet again.

  • Guest: Tana Montgomery Whittington

    From: Benton , Illinois

    Date: February 10, 2019

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Betty, and your family. I know how much my parents, Walter and Patty, thought of Uncle Perry and how much he meant to my dad since his father, Ross, passed away. My dad, Walter, thought very highly of Perry. Uncle Perry blessed so many lives! God bless you all!

  • Guest: Steven Montgomery

    From: Morris, Illinois

    Date: February 11, 2019

    We have been praying for PL’s recovery, after being notified he was in the hospital. All of us have our appointed time to depart this world. I will miss you my friend. We rest easy knowing Perry is home with our Lord and Savory. We will continue to pray for you Betty, may God give you peace of mind and understanding.

  • Guest: Mason & Charlotte Montgomery

    From: Cypress, Illinois

    Date: February 11, 2019

    So many memories we share with this special family. We are extremely blessed to have been in many revivals and special services with P.L. He was a true man of God who was a great warrior for the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Bob & Sherry Belcher

    From: , Illinois

    Date: February 12, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Bro. P. L.’s passing. May God bless.