Roy L. Perry

This article was published November 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- Roy Leonard Perry, 99, formerly of Hot Springs, was taken home by the Angels Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 2017, in North Little Rock just in time to sing "Amazing Grace" for Sunday morning's service in Heaven.

He was born on Easter Sunday, March 30, 1918, to James and Effie Perry, of Keller, Texas. Roy served his country for five years during World War II. He fought in many battles, including Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, where he was awarded a bronze star. He also earned other medals in his service including the EAME Campaign Medal and American Defense Medal. He retired from the Corps of Engineers. His most incredible accomplishment was the love he gave his family, his enduring hugs and his unending faith that he loved to share.

He was predeceased by his wife, Geneva C. (Trantham) Perry; three brothers, Harvey, Millard and Bob Perry; and four sisters, Minnie Faye Sharp, Ruby McDonald, Grace Slaight and Norma Anderson.

Survivors include one son, Doug Beard (Susan), of Wagoner, Okla.; one daughter, Kathy Newberry, of North Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Brian Newberry (Sara), of Benton, Kristy Roy (Rob), of Edmond, Okla., Donya Alexander (Steve), of North Little Rock; beloved great-grandchildren, Ty and Hunter Newberry, Carson and Avery Roy, Dylan, Blake and Chase Alexander; a host of family and friends; special caregiver, Felechia; his sisters-in-law, friends from Meals on Wheels, and anyone who truly knew him ... loved him. Until we meet again to get "Just one more Hug," we'll miss you forever Gramps.

A special thanks to Sherwood Nursing Home.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Sherwood, Ark.

Military honors will be by the U.S. Army and the VFW Post No. 2278 Honor Guard.

Arrangements are with Hot Springs Funeral Home.

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