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He was born on March 12, 1933 to the late Richard and Louise Perry. He graduated from Russell Grove High School and later furthered his education where he graduated from Tuskegee University in Alabama. After graduating, he relocated to Washington, DC until his retirement. He was employed for several years by the Department of Veterans Affairs and later retired from Creative Printing Company, Washington, DC where he was a dedicated and devoted employee. Throughout his life, he enjoyed fine arts, attending Broadway plays, museums and all types of intellectual programs. Chubby had a wealth of knowledge and enjoyed sharing it with everyone he encountered. Keeping abreast of current events, reading and solving crossword puzzles were his hobbies.
Chubby joined the Manassas Hill Baptist Church during his youth and upon relocating to Washington, DC, he became a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Chubby was a faithful and devoted worshipper of this church where he later was ordained as a deacon. Although he left Washington, DC, he never forgot the members and friends there, which was evident often in his conversations. Upon returning to this area, he immediately reunited with his home church and served faithfully as a deacon whenever his health allowed him. Later, he was honored to become Deacon Emeritus at Manassas Hill. Deacon Perry had much love for his current pastor, as well as the previous pastors of Manassas Hill Baptist Church.
Preceding his death were his siblings: Edgar Perry, Helen P. Banks, Asalene P. Davis and Joshua D. Perry.
Cherishing his fondest memories are: one sister, Thelma Lawrence, Philadelphia, PA; four brothers, Fletcher (Jackie) of Amelia, VA, Benjamin (Bettie) of Blackstone, VA, Byrdie of Amelia and Earnest Perry of Newport News, VA; three aunts, Annie Claiborne, Daphine Perry, and Velma Hawkes; a devoted cousin, Alice Birckhead, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Services Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Manassas Hill Baptist Church, Amelia with interment in the church cemetery.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
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