Wayne Perry, 81, a Haskell County Commissioner for two terms in the mid 1920's, and long time farmer who had lived here 74 years, died in Haskell County Hospital Friday, November 22. He had been hospitalized since November 13 and had been in failing health for seven years. Burial in Willow Cemetery.
Mr. Perry, who served as commissioner of Precinct 3 in Haskell County, where he lived almost three quarters of a century, was born October 21, 1882 in Hillsboro. He moved here at age 7 years. He married Gertrude Hamilton in Haskill on November 4, 1902. They observed their 61st wedding anniversary this month.
Mr. Perry came to Haskell only four years after the county was organized. He was a life member of the Stamford Cowboys Reunion Assc., a devoted member of the Paint Creek Methodist Church and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Bricker of Haskell; two sons, Hoyt of Haskell, and Press of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Lala Sparkman of Lubbock, Mrs. Charlie Sparkman of Pueblo, CO, and Ola Perry of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, L.L. of Baltimore, and Grover of Orlando, FL; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Published in The Abilene Reporter-News, Sunday, November 24, 1963
Elzara Gertrude Hamilton Perry
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