LEWISTON-WOODVILLE, NC – Thomas Evans Perry, age 78, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Perry was born in Bertie County on June 30, 1935, a son of the late Jim and Blonnie Evans Perry. Tommy was a member of Republican Baptist Church and the Davie Masonic Lodge #39, AF & AM, and served as Boy Scout Leader for many years in the Lewiston Woodville community. He was a retired farmer and also retired from the NC Department of Agriculture Research Lab, having a peanut named after him for his work there, The Perry Peanut.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Morris Perry; a daughter, Carolyn Perry Fornes and husband, Tony of Aulander, NC; two sons, Gary Thomas Perry and wife, Mary of Georgia; and Richard Allen Perry of Ahoskie, NC; his granddaughters, Megan L. Fornes and fiance’ Craig of Lewiston-Woodville, NC; and Brooke Elise Mitzke of Florida. Besides his parents, Tommy was predeceased by several siblings.