J.B. Perry, 82, Paola, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Life Care Center, Osawatomie, Kan.
Graveside services are planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Miami County, Kan.
J.B. was born Thursday, Nov. 5, 1931, in Claycomo, Mo., the son of Joseph and Edith (Morris) Perry.
He lived in Wisconsin from 1950 to 1965, moving back to Kansas City, Kan. He moved to Paola in May 1981.
J.B. was united in marriage with Norma Weis June 5, 1967, in Minneapolis, Kan. They later divorced.
Survivors include his son, Norman Perry, Oklahoma; step-daughter, Sharon Morrison, Augusta, Wis.; step-son, Robert Kisling, Overland Park, Kan.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four nieces; one nephew; sisters, Audrey Hickman, North Kansas City, Mo., and Martha Jonas, Gladstone, Mo.; and dear friends, John and Cindy Dill and Brian and Marci Stevens.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lester Perry, Charles Martin and Clarence Martin; and three sisters, Lou Belle Perry, Kathryn Longacre and Wilma Martin.
J.B. worked as a truck driver for PepsiCo for 10 years, retiring in 1984. Earlier, he hauled lumber 4 1/2 years and also worked 4 1/2 years for Farmland Industries, Double Circle CO-OP, and miscellaneous truck driving.
J.B. was a warm and caring man who loved his family and friends. He had a love for nature, animals and birds. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing, football, Harley Davidson motorcycles and going to bike rallies, especially the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa KS 66067.
An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com