Joseph Perry

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joseph Eugene “Gene” Perry, 88, of the 200 block of Albania St., died Thursday, January 8, 2009 in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Chowan Hospital.
A native of Bertie County, Perry served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 158th Field Artillery Battalion, 45th Infantry. He also served his community as a member of the Edenton Lions Club for the past 45 years.
During this time, he held numerous offices including vice district governor and chairman of the Camp Dogwood Project. He also received the Melvin Jones Fellow, which is the highest honor given to a Lion.
He was a member of Edenton Baptist Church and retired from Manning Motor Co. in Plymouth and then worked part time at Albemarle Ford in Edenton.
Survivors include a son, Carroll McCoy Perry of Edenton; a daughter, Gloria Jean Perry of Atlanta GA; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held January 11 in Edenton Baptist Church with the Rev. David Brooks officiating. Burial followed in Beaver Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Edenton Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 S. Granville St., Edenton, NC 27932.