BUCKHANNON — Jimmy Ralph Perry, 63, of French Creek, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at his home. He was born May 23, 1953 in Elgin, Ill., a son of the late Richard and Margie Norris Perry. On Oct. 30, 2001 he married Louwana Poling who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Allan Lee Pennington and wife Karleen, of North Carolina, Jason Dale Pennington and wife Chastity ,of Buckhannon, Raymond Lynn Pennington and wife Ashley Carleen, of Selbyville, and Tyler Wayne Pennington and wife Kimberly, of Burnsville; seven grandsons, Jackson Leonard, of North Carolina, Jonathan Beckner, of Buckhannon, Wyatt Pennington, Chase Pennington, of Selbyville, Mason Pennington of Burnsville, Brandon Pennington, of Buckhannon, and Karter Pennington, of Selbyville; two granddaughters, Isabella and Emily Pennington, both of Buckhannon; two brothers, William “Bill” Perry and wife Lori and Chuck Perry all of Belvidere, IL; one sister, Kathy Geishert and husband Terry of Rockford, Ill.; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Bandit, Abby and Zoe.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Perry, Jr and two sisters, Phyllis Maggard and Susan Shearrer. Mr. Perry served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the D.A.V. Chapter 36 of French Creek. He was an avid fisherman and gardener and loved taking care of his chicken. Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan.19, 2017 from noon – 2 p.m. the funeral hour with Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. The Upshur County Honor Guard will be conducting military honors at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com.
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.