Dwight Franklin Perrey Sr., 92, of Goodland, Kan., formerly of Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2021.
He was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Lebanon, Mo. to Elmer F. Perrey and Lillian Mary Perrey.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Patricia L. Perrey (nee Shaw), and his brother, John Perrey.
He was born in Lebanon and attended school here where he graduated from Lebanon High School. His father Elmer Perrey was a local businessman in Lebanon and owned Perrey’s Firestone Store where the Laclede County Record office is now located. Bud was the manager of the theatre in Goodland for over 20 years. For many, he was simply known as “Uncle Bud.” He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was honorably discharged on Nov. 20, 1952. He had an inquisitive mind with many interests including those of pilot, beekeeper, and ham radio operator. For many years he served as an AARP volunteer preparing tax returns for individuals. He was a devoted member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and served the church in many capacities.
He is survived by his son, Dwight Perrey, Jr., a sister, Marilyn Torrence, nieces and nephews Skip Perrey (wife, Sheila), Jennifer Kutscher, Jill LeBlanc (husband, Charlie), Louis Torrence (wife, Rose), Catherine Nedelka (husband, Steve), Perrey Torrence (wife, Dionne), and extended family David Knudson (wife, Roberta), Lisa Knudson, and Noah, Lucas and Grace Holz.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. MST (2 p.m. CST). Burial will be in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney. The family would ask that you consider a donation to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Goodland, Kansas, or to a charity of your choice.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1 p.m. MST (2 p.m. CST). Burial will be at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney, Kan. The family would ask that you consider a donation to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Goodland, Kan. or to a charity of your choice.