Richard Perryman

Thursday, August 3, 2006

BENTON, Mo. -- Richard Lee Perryman, 70, of Benton died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Sept. 17, 1935, in Nocona, Texas, son of Raymond Burk and Ireta Margarit Crawford Perryman. He and Helen Juanita Tinsley were married Oct. 19, 1968, in Cape Girardeau. She died May 15, 1992.

Perryman had been a route salesman with Tom's. He was a member of Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau, and Elks Lodge 2652 in Jackson.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Elena) Perryman Jr. of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Nancy Jo Mullins of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; a special partner, Dorothy Welker of Benton; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Victoria Perryman; two brothers, Don and Ron Perryman; and a sister, Janie Goostree.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, with the Rev. Stan Hargis officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery at Scott City.