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Rickey Wesley Perry

August 31, 1956 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 65)

Obituary

Mr. Rickey Wesley Perry was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina on August 31, 1956, to the late James (Bo) and Lucille Perry. He transitioned into eternal rest Sunday, September 26, 2021, at The Brian Center Southpoint, in Durham, NC. 

Rickey, affectionally known as “Rick” attended Northwood High School in Pittsboro, NC. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Army where he served from 1976 until 1992 as a Cannon Crewmember (TANKS); retiring as Staff Sargent. During his enlistment, he earned numerous medals, ribbons, and badges to include the Army Achievement and the Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service, the Overseas Service, NCO Professional Development, and Army Service Ribbons, and  Expert Marksmanship Badge.

Rick enjoyed listening to old-school music, playing musical instruments, and shooting pool. He loved spending time with family and friends while cooking and eating good food. He was an extremely loving and giving person.

Four Brothers, Earl Lee Perry, Marvin Wade Perry, James Henry Perry Jr, and Raymond Nick Perry; preceded him in death.  

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife and best friend; Ernestine Railey, son, Kenjata Perry (Heather), three beautiful grandchildren; Kaiden, Kellen, and Kennadi Perry, three sisters; Elsie Hatcher (Walter), Claire Perry-Grant (Christopher), Sandra Perry (Winfred Sr), godson; Kelvin Penny, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
September 30, 2021

11:01 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
50 Masonic Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Funeral Service
Friday
October 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Hamlet Chapel CME Church
2855 Hamlet Chapel Church Rd.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Burial
Friday
October 1, 2021

Hamlet Chapel CME Church Cemetery
2855 Hamlet Chapel Church
Pittsboro, NC 27312

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