James Joseph "Joe" Perry, age 82, of Zionville, NC passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at his home.

Joe was born July 16, 1938 in Watauga County, a son of the late General Blanco Perry and Genevieve Carpenter Perry. He was a retired self-employed carpenter and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Aleta Stafford Hickory; two sons, Tony Perry, and Donovan Perry and wife Felicia of the Beech Creek Community; seven granddaughter, Hope Perry of Banner Elk, Cheri Smith and husband Tim of Denver, North Carolina, Carla Chastain, Jae Cee Marchand, Anna Marchand, all of Hickory, Crystal Perry, Morristown, Tennessee, and Christen Maestas of Boone; three grandson, Lee Perry of Banner Elk, James Stafford of Hickory, and Joseph Perry of Newton; one brother, Keith Perry and wife Lindel of Boone, and two sisters, Myrtle Calhoun and husband Chester of Raleigh, and Marsha Thomas and husband William of Zionville. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Navone Perry; one sister, Theda Lail, and one brother, William Perry.

Graveside services for James Joseph "Joe" Perry will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, August 26, 2020, at 2:00 o'clock, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Reverend Tim Pierce. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130, will follow the graveside service.

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