Jack C. Perry

Jack C. Perry, 89, of Springdale, went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 2, 2020.  He was born April 7, 1930 in Springdale to Orville Joe and Lydia Ann (Pense) Perry.

Jack was a machinist throughout his life and worked for years at Dunivan’s Machine Shop.  He lost his eyesight at age 44 in a workplace accident.  Jack was a talented ham radio operator, ventriloquist, and locally known as the Party-Line Poet on KURM Radio.  Above all Jack was a man of faith and devoted to his family.  He was a member of Peaceful Valley Bible Church where he taught Sunday School.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary (Jewell) Perry; five children, Mack Perry and wife Sharon, Steve Perry and wife Tricia, Gene Perry and wife Debbie, Gabriell Mills and husband Richard, Alvin Perry and wife Elvia; brother, Tommy Joe Perry; 17 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Diann Perry.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Colin Perry and Olin “Greek” Perry; a great-grandson, Chase Johnston; one sister and four brothers.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Pastor Bill Pettigrew.  Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peaceful Valley Bible Church, 2203 S 40th Street, Springdale AR 72762.