Wade M. Perry Sr., 75, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his residence.
Born July 5, 1938 in Wake Forest, he was the son of the late Russel Vance Perry and Esther O’Neal Perry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Myrna Perry Bass; and one brother, Charles Perry.
He is survived by a son, Wade Perry Jr., of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Robin Healy and husband, Brian, of Hickory; five grandchildren, Hannah, Nate, and Halsey Perry, of Richmond; and Perry and Colin Healy of Hickory.
A long-time resident of the area, Mr. Perry was a local business owner for many years, a devoted father and a United States Army veteran. He also lived in Winston-Salem for many years prior to moving back to Hickory.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory in Hickory, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Rd. Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210.
Online condolences may be made at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.