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TSGT Richard "Dick" William Perry

January 21, 1938 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 83)

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TSGT, Richard ”Dick” W. Perry

United States Air Force, Retired

January 21, 1938 - December 29, 2021

Richard William Perry, died suddenly December 29, 2021.  He was born January 21, 1938 in Highland Park, IL.  The oldest of 7 children.

Services will be as follows:  Potluck at Roy Fourr Post 24 in Tombstone on Friday, January 7, at 11:00 AM followed by services at 2:00 PM at Veteran’s Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ.

He entered the Air Force March 19, 1955 and served three tours in Viet Nam.  He was married to Alice and they had three children to join with her three children.  He retired in 1975.  He moved to Tombstone in 1981 and later joined The American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 in 1983 where he served as Commander five times.  He also served as District Commander three times and Vice Commander for Area A for one term.  He served as Commander of the Department of AZ 2010-2011 and served as National Executive Committeeman for several terms.  He remained active until his death.

He was also a lifetime member of the DAV, an active member of Tombstone Lions and a member of the VFW.  He was also a lifetime member of the Tombstone Vigilantes where he served as Chief.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph William “Bill” and Marjorie “Joanne” Perry, siblings Carol June Langdon, Edward George “Eddie,” Sally Joanne, Janet Eileen Perry, his daughter Linda and granddaughter Elizabeth (Ribal) Fitzgerald. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine, sons David and Richie (Missy) Perry daughter Christine Anderson, stepson Gilbert (Lee) Ribal, all of FL; stepdaughters Rose Jamison, WA; and Elizabeth Harrell, TN and stepson Patrick Haney, Tucson and brothers Michael Joseph Perry, MO and Charles Alen (Suzanne) Perry, WI.

Family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter at P.O. Box 1085, Tombstone, AZ 85638.


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Potluck gathering
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
American Legion Tombstone Post #24
225 E. Allen Street
Tombstone, Arizona 85638

Committal Service with Military Honors
January 7, 2022

2:00 PM
Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldiers Trail Sierra Vista
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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