Perry was born at the hospital in Prairie City, OR on June 23, 1931. He was raised all over Grant County but mostly lived at Antone. He has 2 step-brothers and a step-sister.
Perry joined the Air Force when he was 19 years old. He became a Master Sergeant and worked on the airplanes as an aircraft electrician. He was in the Air Force for 22 years. After he discharged from the military, he went to work as a guard for the Federal Reserve Bank in Portland. He then worked as a custodian.
Perry married Mary Gardner and they had 3 children and 2 adopted children. They were married for 36 years. After they divorced, He married Margaret Ann Hatterscheid in 1987. He has 7 grandchildren and at least 4 great-grandchildren.
Perry has traveled to England, Guam, and Saudi Arabia. He enjoys fishing, watching the news, working on & driving cars, hunting, and country music. He also raised Cocker Spaniels. Perry went to college when he was 70 years old to learn computers and about writing. He wrote a book “Dogs With The Right Stuff” and published it. The book was a series of short stories about dogs from the dog’s point of view. Perry was a member of “Warbirds”, an Air Force club, and also a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Perry moved to Valley View Assisted Living May 2012. His hobbies include reading and crossword puzzles, he enjoys watching travel movies about other countries, and loves to spend time with his wife, Ann, and his favorite dog, Sable!