Richard M. Perry, 66, of County Road 50N, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mr. Perry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked at Cummins Engine Company, retiring after 33 years of service.
He coached and played softball and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandchildren and gardening.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Nathan Shockley officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until service time Thursday.
Burial will be at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery. Full military rites will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.
Online condolences may be sent to the Perry family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Born in Columbus May 5, 1946, Mr. Perry was the son of Norval and Caroline Lain Perry. He married Brenda Keith November 30, 1968.
Survivors include his wife; children, Debbie Perry, Rick (Renee) Perry and Tammy Perry, all of Columbus, and Annetta Perry (Mike Watts) of Fisty, KY; grandchildren, Brad, Brent, Braydon, Robin, Kristen, Gaige, Kotie and Sami; a great-grandson, Ethan; sisters, Arlene (George) Guthrie and Phyllis (Don) Everroad, both of Columbus, and Jean (Jim) Greathouse of Bowling Green, KY; a sister-in-law, Cuba Perry Stone of Brown County; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Justin, Nikkia, Tamera and Nicki; brothers, Ron and Gilbert Perry; and nieces, Lytricia Guthrie and Destiny Alderson.