James R. Perry

August 26, 1929 - June 2, 2021
James R. Perry

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PERRY, James R. 91, passed away on June 2, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Elaine H Perry. James is survived by daughter Susan Perry-Emens (Peter), sons Thomas (Edna Buddendorf) and David (Pamela); grandchildren Bryan Emens (Stacey Runnells), Jamie Caira (Jonathan) and Nathan Perry as well as significant other Carol Cogswell. Born in Pontiac, MI, James moved to Florida 42 years ago from Perrysburg, OH. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo, OH, briefly played baseball for the Chicago Cubs and proudly served the US Army in the Korean War. For 50+ years, James worked in the printing industry, both in the Toledo and Tampa areas. Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 3 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL. A military-style burial ceremony will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 11:30 am at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable contributions in James’ name be made to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, PO Box 55661, St Petersburg, FL  33732 or go to www.honorflightwcf.org

He will forever be in our hearts and greatly missed by all who knew him. 


Tuesday, August 3, 2021
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
11:30 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

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  • July 28, 2021
    Pamela Bayens-Perry says:
    Dad, Thank you for treating me as one of your own. You and Mom always made me feel a part of the family. You will be missed more than you could imagine but so glad you and Mom are reunited

  • August 20, 2021
    Cousins, Anna V Boone and Judy Van Bremen says:
    "My dear friend JIM, We had so many memories since 1945 at age 16yrs old. hanging out at Don Heidyman’ s house at Hawk Ave, Toledo. All the ” BARONS” hangout! Such good times!!! Knowing you – Batter Up!! A Home Run!!! Missed you my Cheerful Friend!!"

  • August 20, 2021
    O’Conner says:
    My parents, Frank & Lou, had been friends of Jim and Elaine since we lived in Detroit in the ’70s.. They were a truly fun couple to be around and Jim always had a smile on his face. Jim will truly be missed by our family as well as Elaine. Thank you for all the fantastic memories from all the parties. God Speed and have a drink with my folks.