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Obituary - David Eugene Perry



David Eugene Perry, 60, loving husband of Deborah W. Perry and resident of Gaffney, SC, died at home on Jan. 3, 2011. Along with being a devoted family man, Perry was a member and deacon of Midway Baptist Church, loved his Sunday School Class and loved the Lord. David graduated from Gaffney High School and received a two year degree from Spartanburg Technical College. Perry raced at Concord Speedway, Metrolina Speedway, Harris Speedway and Cherokee Speedway for many years. He promoted Cherokee Speedway in 1982, 1985 & 1989. He then became race promoter at I-85 Raceway from 1990-1992.

Perry’s Tire Service was owned and managed by David from 1975 to 2011. During this time, he wrote a book called “Muddy Buddy” about his beloved daughter and horse. He was constantly helping people in need with a loving heart and spirit.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Frances Laughlin Perry. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Perry, his daughter Alicia (Lucas) McDaniel and two grandchildren, Savannah and Coen McDaniel. He is also survived by his sister Dale (Boyce) McAbee of Gaffney, niece and nephew Deidra and John Hummel of Gaffney, and two great nieces, Mikayla & Makenzie Hummel.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Midway Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 3:30p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Vernon Craig and Dr. Danny Emory officiating. Interment will follow at the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Road, Gaffney, SC 29341 or The American Cancer Society, Cherokee Co. Unit, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. The family will be at the residence. An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

 

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