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2011-11-24 / Obituaries

Clyde August Perry

August 3, 1928 - Nov. 14, 2011

Clyde August Perry, 83, of Dime Box, Texas passed away on Monday, November 14, at his home.

Clyde was born August 3, 1928 in Burleson County, Texas to Thomas and Mary Ann ( Brinkman) Perry. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for 52 years.

A bulldozer operator by trade, Clyde made many of the stock tanks in the area. He was also a rancher and enjoyed taking care of his cows.

Clyde enjoyed hunting, which included the eradication of hogs. Clyde loved telling stories and family time with grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He also barbequed for the Dime Box Volunteer Fire Department.

Mr. Perry married Laura Lyle Kiel on May 23, 1958 at Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell. He served his country in the US Army attaining the rank of Corporal.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Ann Brinkman Perry, a brother James Perry and a sisters Mary Jane Perry Poehl, Margie Perry Cowan, Hermina Perry Reinnegar.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Kiel Perry; children, Steve Perry and wife Jan; Jim Perry and wife Amy; and Sheila Rinard; grandchildren: Shiloh Perry, Jay and Minnie Roberts, Cole Perry, Jessica and Jacob Hejl, all of College Station, Texas, Alex and Reese Perry of Del Rio, Texas, Justin and Laine Hejl of Brenham, Texas; great- grand children: Bryn, Brayla, Brek Roberts of College Station, Texas, and Jamison Hejl of Brenham, Texas.

He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Viola Perry Milek of Gus, Texas; Hays and Helen Perry of Giddings, Texas; Daniel Perry, Dee Perry, J. W. (Bubba) Perry and wife Rosa Lee, all of Caldwell, Texas; Gerald and Stella Perry of Houston, Texas; Alma Perry Turner of Luling, Texas, sisters-in-law Laverne Kiel Addison of Caldwell, Texas; Helen Kiel and Joe Wade of Houston, Texas; and brother-inlaw Gilbert Kiel of Columbus, Texas.

Funeral services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church at in Dime Box, Texas with interment at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

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