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Obituary – Sharon Perry



It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Sharon Perry, age 77, of Fayetteville, TN. Sharon was born on October 24, 1942 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Robert and Eileen Pearl. Mrs. Perry passed away on December 14, 2019 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. 

Sharon was a managing partner of S.A. Perry Heating & Air in Gallatin, TN. After moving to Fayetteville, she worked as a substitute teacher for Unity School for ten years. She was an avid mystery book reader and enjoyed caring for her walking horses. 

Sharon was a member of the Walking Horse Owners Association, Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee and Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association. She enjoyed volunteering at the FAST Spring Showcase Show for the last 10 years. One of her biggest thrills was winning the 2014 PWHAT horse of the year with her beloved “Little Bit of Coppertop”. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was of the Baptist Faith. 

Sharon was a loving daughter, wife and sister. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Steve Perry; sister, Sandra McComb of Winslow, IN; nephew, Robert Burke; beloved dog, Leah; and her horse of a lifetime, Little Bit. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Perry was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Pearl; and nephew, Jarod Burke. 

No Services will be held. Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Sharon’s name to FAST Inc. at www.FASTwalkingshowhorse.org. or Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Gift and Donor Services, 3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900, Nashville, TN 37203-1197.

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