September 16, 2021

Mr. Virgil Perry

Mr. Irley Virgil Perry, age 76 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Hospice LaGrange, Georgia.

Mr. Perry was born in Whitley City, Kentucky on June 26, 1939, the son of the late, Goldie Hellen Taylor Perry and Henry McCoy Perry. He was a Christian by faith.

Until his retirement he was a machinist in the plastic industry. He was an absolute hunting and fishing enthusiast. His love of the two sports convinced him to become a taxidermist so he could preserve his beloved trophies. He was much sought after by other lovers of both sports to prepare their prized specimens.

Even when his health was such that others would not get out of bed, “Mr. Virgil” would find his way for any youngster who wanted him to teach them the art of his beloved sports. His joy for the sport was sure to remain with them throughout their lives. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his son, Vincent Perry (Kim and Jessi) of Hiram, GA.; two sisters, Cora Lee Holbrook of Ermine, KY. , and Rachael Tostenson of Franklin, GA.; four brothers, Roscoe Perry of Seco, KY, Gordon Perry of Ermine, KY., Stanley Perry of Whitesburg, KY., and Doyle Perry also of Whitesburg, KY.; and one granddaughter, Judy Young (Ryan) of Anacortes, WA.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Perry.

Services for Mr. Perry will be conducted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 3:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel with Vincent Perry and Terry Harper as speakers. The interment will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange, Georgia.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home Monday evening, May 16, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Shelly Sockwell says

    Rest in Peace Mr. Virgil. I will miss seeing you around town and at the Water Authority and talking about anything and everything.

  2. I know it’s late but I just want you to know that I thank God that you was in my life you helped us when we needed it the most I’m thankful for the times you came to help when you was needing help we was there but you was strong independent a great person you lived your life to the fullest it hurt me when I see u on oxygen tanks you was to real I loved it u did your thing unkle Virgil I love you buddy go dance like you never danced be fore sing like you dreamed I know your not hurting or struggling your up there with my momma ann and your parents and wife your beuatiful now young and free your gone but not forgotten I love you always and forever

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