Bobby Sydney Perry

Bobby Sydney Perry, 64, of Dayton, passed away early Saturday morning, July 6, 2019, at his home. He was born in Dayton on Oct. 13, 1954. the son of the late Earl and Mary Johnson Perry. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Randall Perry.

Bobby lived all of his life in Dayton where he was a graduate of Rhea Central High School class of 1973. He retired last year after 19 years of employment with La-Z-Boy where he was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Bobby loved spending time with his grandkids, fishing and coon hunting. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Cleveland where he served as an Elder.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Engel Perry; daughter, Stefanie McAllister; three sons, Bobby (Crystal) Basile, Robert Perry and Timothy Perry, all of Dayton; three sisters, Joy Sanford, of Rockwood, Tenn., Nora Perry, of Dayton, and Julia (Mike) Broxson, of Pensacola, Fla.; and his nine grandchildren.

Funeral services for Bobby will be held Monday, July 8, 2019, at 12 noon in the Vanderwall Funeral Home Chapel with his pastor, Rev. Robert Seaton, officiating.

He will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens followed by a white dove release.

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The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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