In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs, MO
Richard (Dick) Earl Perry, age 71, passed away Monday, January 24, 2011, at home in El Dorado Springs, MO. He was born September 9, 1939, in Hutchinson, KS, to Lester W. and Inez G. (Boggs) Perry. He was raised in south-central Kansas, then met Ann Hess, his wife of 52 years, in Wichita, KS. They were married in Miami, OK, on October 11, 1958, and have resided in and around the El Dorado Springs area for much of their lives. Dick was a certified welder for Peabody Coal Co., then he and Ann managed a campground in Branson before retiring to El Dorado Springs in 1998.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Reed Perry. Survivors include his wife, Ann, of the home; one son, Dane Perry and wife Jackie, of El Dorado Springs, MO; one daughter, Donna Slichenmyer and husband Kyle, of Carthage, MO; six grandchildren: Coale, Clay, and Cristin Perry and Eric, Lloyd and Camille Slichenmyer; one brother, Kenneth Perry of Shawnee Mission, KS; and one sister, Linda Williams of Clarksville, VA.
A memorial service will be held, welcoming family and friends, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Rev. Brent Bland will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.