Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Thomas A. Perry

Thomas A. Perry, age 90, of Shelby, died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky.

Tom was born on August 22, 1924 in Morehead, KY, the son of the late John Cy and Mary Belle (Wooten) Perry. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII. Tom worked at Chrysler Boat in Shelby until its closing and then opened his own boat repair shop. Tom was a talented musician and would play and sing gospel music at Crestwood Care Center and the former Heritage Care Center in Shelby. He enjoyed mowing and taking care of his large lawn.

Tom is survived by: 3 daughters: Betty (Richard) LaBarge of Shelby, Maxine Fellows of Sulphur Springs, Mary (David) Funkhouser of Willard; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 50 years, Alline (Felty) Perry on December 15, 1995; a son: Thomas L. Perry in 1999; son-in-law: Tom Fellows; 6 sisters; 10 brothers.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 12-1 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM with Pastor Jimmy Thompson officiating.  Military honors conducted by Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice.


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  1. Stan & Pat Ross says:

    With sincere sympathy. Thinking of all of you and remembering your dad with fondness.

  2. Terri Hanacek says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Greg Friensehner says:

    Dave and Mary,
    My Condolences, sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My apology for not being able to come to funeral today.
    Gregory L Friensehner

  4. Terry Boice says:

    Sorry,of the loss of your DAD. Terry& Robin

  5. Howard Trail says:

    I only recently became aware that Brother Perry went on to be with his wife in paradise with our Lord Jesus. Needless to say, he was a very special man and will always be remembered by my wife and me as one of the nicest, most genuine Christian we’ve ever met.

    He was at our wedding back in 2006 and sung “working on a building” in the style of Bill Monroe. I’ll miss talking to him on my visits to Ohio, but his distinct voice and personality will live on in my heart for all time.

  6. wilma & donald perry says:

    was looking up john’s brothers ran across thomas online.telling mine and donald’s our son that he had two uncles named thomas,one on both his grandparents family.hettie & john cye perry.didn’t know thomas had passed away,last we hear from him he was living,but any way we the kin of thomas we live in clearfield ky,don still at IGA grocery store,we thought lot about thomas and family,will miss him and his wife,sorry to hear he has left us but glad GOD wrapped his arms around him and took him home to heaven .we love all of the perry family

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