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William Marion Perry
23 Sep 1916 - 23 Jun 2007
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Reprinted with permission

William Marion Perry, longtime Oak Grove resident, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2007 in the Drumright Nursing Home at the age of 90 years.

The son of the late Ernest G. Perry and Mildred Jane Crouch Perry, Bill was born on September 23, 1916 in Mayes County, OK.

He was raised in Pryor, graduating from Pryor High School in 1935.

Bill served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII.

He was united in marriage to Opal M. Sorrels on September 5, 1948 on the farm in Oak Grove. To this union three children, Blake, Susan and Bruce were born.

Bill served as a deacon for many years at Nogales Ave. Baptist Church in Tulsa.

Upon retirement from American Airlines after 32 years, he and Opal moved to Oak Grove.

Bill was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.

He enjoyed reading and loved to watch OU football.

Survivors include his wife of almost sixty years, Opal of Drumright; two sons, Blake Perry of Oklahoma City, OK and Bruce Perry of Long Beach, CA; one daughter, Susan Perry of Santa Clarita, CA; one sister-in-law, Eva Perry; one brother-in-law, Floyd E. Sorrels, Jr.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 in the Oak Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Murray officiating.

Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park.

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