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Dennis Perry

June 4, 1955 ~ April 25, 2020 (age 64)


Mr. Dennis Perry

(aka "Doctor Dee")


On June 4, 1955, Dennis James Perry, the last of twelve children of Ellie B. and William Thomas Perry, Sr was born.  He was the spoiled baby of the family who wanted "his way" and tried hard to keep up with his older siblings.

His graveside service was Monday May 4, 2020 at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Cemetery-Saulsbury with Pastor Melvin Bufford in charge and Dixie funeral Home ( in charge of the professional service.

Dennis attended Middleton schools and graduated in 1973. He was a noted high school basketball player and made many friends due to his popularity.  After graduation, he went to work at Dover Elevators where he retired and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He worked there for several years and eventually moved back home where he resumed his membership at Mt. Salem Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Melvin Bufford.   He loved attending church and fellowshipping with the members.  Dennis enjoyed teasing his nieces and nephews and they loved being in his presence.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, he was called to his heavenly home for a much-needed rest after an extended illness and a brief stay in Pine Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Opaline McBride, Annie Mae Perry, and Shirley Beauregard; brothers: Frederick Perry, Thomas Perry, Jr., and Willie C. Perry.

He leaves to cherish his memory - the love of his life - his daughter Pamela ( Jermaine) Black, two grandchildren,  Kierra Steward and Payton Black; great grandson Antonio Gilliam. Jr.; three sisters: Dorothy (Joseph) Beauregard, Katherine Perry, and Helen (Louis) Bufford; two brothers Rev. David L. (Doris) Perry, and Leroy (Gladia) Perry; Special niece Christine (Ray) Wilkes; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and special "ride or die" buddies Leroy Buggs, Bobby Frye, David Phinessee and Vincent Allen.

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Funeral Service

 Service Program


May 3, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Graveside Service
May 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Cemetery
Lake Hardeman Road
Saulsbury, TN 38067

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