Thomas &#8220Tom” Perry

Published 5:11 am Monday, August 6, 2007

By Staff
Mr. Thomas &#8220Tom” Perry, 86, died Monday, July 30, 2007, in a medical facility. He was a longtime resident of Brewton and had lived in Auburn for the past year. He retired from Southern Pine Electric-Coop where he served as manager and chief executive officer for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a meteorologist during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brewton for more than 50 years where he was an active deacon. He was also a member of several civic organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Reba Avant Perry of Auburn; two daughters, Susan (Ken) Rogers of Auburn, and Ann (Gary) East of Huntsville; two sons, Michael Wiley Perry of Seattle, Wash., and Donald Avant (Kay) Perry of Lynchburg, Va.; a brother, James H. Perry; his grandchildren, David Rogers, Ben Rogers, Steven Perry, Joseph Perry, Emily Eckley and Andrew East; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m. at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn with the Rev. Steve Scoggins officiating and Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directing. A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at First Baptist Church of Brewton with Chaplain Tommy Smith officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethany House, 1171 Gatewood Drive, Buiding 100, Auburn, Ala. 36830 or Alabama Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 351767, Birmingham, Ala. 35236-1767.

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