Jimmy Ralph Perry

Jimmy Ralph Perry

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 and 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, Ill.; 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 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 36 of French Creek. He was an avid fisherman and gardener and loved taking care of his chickens.

Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home Thursday, Jan. 19, from noon to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with the 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.