ROCKVILLE — James F. Perry, 77, of Rockville, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He retired from Greencastle Fire Department with 20 years of service and worked as a carpenter many years. He was born March 11, 1936, in Chrisman, Ill., to the late James Lee Perry and Laura Frances Crooks Perry. His first wife, Roberta Elmore Perry, whom he married April 17, 1955 in Rockville, died April 6, 2009.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Simonds Rowe Perry, whom he married Sept. 25, 2010, in Mansfield; also surviving are two sons, James R. “Rusty” (Janet) Perry of Perrysburg, Ohio and Robert Lee “Lee Bob” (Linda) Perry of Sibley, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Diane (Daniel) Holcomb of Rockville, and Jill (Joe) Penman of Carmel; one brother, Harry A. “Hap” Perry of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Lauralee Baugh of Greencastle, and Marilou Wood of Hendersonville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also was preceded in death by a brother, William F. Perry; and brother-in-law, James E. Baugh.

He was a 1954 graduate of Rockville High School. He was a member of Rockville First United Methodist Church, American Legion Fellenzer Post 48, Rockville, Past Master of Parke Masonic Lodge 8, Rockville, Temple Lodge 47 Greencastle, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Zorah Shrine of Terre Haute, Parke County Shrine Club, Greencastle Order of the Eastern Star chapter 255 and Rockville Elk’s Lodge 2471.

A Masonic memorial service followed by funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., in Rockville. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery north of Hollandsburg, Ind. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, in his memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at:


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