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Dwight Perry

Dwight Alan Perry

Wednesday, December 8th, 1954 - Friday, November 30th, 2018
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Dwight Alan Perry, Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, November 30, 2018 from pancreatic cancer.

He was born on December 8, 1954 in Columbia, TN to Jesse and Novella Perry. He was raised by his paternal grandmother, Ruby Miles Perry, for most of his childhood. After high school, Dwight served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972-1975. After his honorable discharge, he worked primarily as a boilermaker before obtaining a Property and Casualty license in 1986. He worked in the personal automobile and property insurance field until his passing. He most recently worked as an automobile damage appraiser for Liberty Mutual/Safeco Insurance.

Dwight was a lifelong Tennessee Volunteers fan and would always let any University of Texas fan know who the true “UT” was (which was often, having relocated to Texas in 1984). Aside from the Vols, Dwight was a huge fan of DFW-area professional sports teams, as well as James Martin High School football and DFW Speed. He was quick to crack a joke or throw out a sports statistic, but even faster to lend help to any who needed it , whether it was a request for a mentorship in his field of work, or a ride to a game. He loved classic Western novels, Hallmark movies, Superman, pranks, children, and animals; but Dwight loved his family above all else.

Dwight was preceded in death by his grandmother Ruby and father Jesse.
He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Sharon Wright Perry, and his two children, Evelyn (Mike) Perry and Dwight Perry, Jr. He is also survived by siblings, Marilyn (Ward) Phillips, Sandi Waggoner, Steven (Sandy) Perry, Melody (Eddie) Choate, half-siblings Linda (Randy) Wilson, Beth (Mark) Tosh, Susan (Steve) Massey, Brian (Janna) Perry, and Dale Overbey, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Instead of flowers, his family requests donations be made to “Be the Match” or the “Pancreatic Cancer Action Network” in Dwight’s name.

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    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018 1:00pm
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    4140 W Pioneer Pkwy
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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Posted at 10:28am
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Morris McIllwain

Posted at 09:14pm
We are sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Dwight was a friend for many years going back to high school in Waverly. Through our eyes Dwight was a good friend, brother, and loving father. He always spoke with pride and happiness when talking about his family. He was a good athlete and I enjoyed him sharing his advice with me as I grew up. We will miss Dwight, but with this donation we celebrate his life with fondness and love. ”

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DFW Speed Team

Posted at 04:39pm
We love you Dwight. You will forever be in our hearts.
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Kathie Aiello

Posted at 06:19pm
Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Dwight. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Kathie

Carol Kennon

Posted at 11:50pm
Dwight...I will miss you more than words can convey. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the family. You and Sharon gave me priceless gifts of love and blessed my life richly. As much as my heart is broken for your absence here, I'm thankful you are at peace and rest.
Sharon, Evelyn, and DJ...I'll always be in your corner and ready to give you all the support and love you need at each step of this new journey. You are my heart. I love you guys.

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