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R.C. Perry

R.C. Perry, 75, of Dayton, Tennessee, died Saturday April 25, 2015 at Life Care of Rhea County.

He was a retired auto mechanic and loved wood working. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Perry and Freddie Lee Kelley; siblings, Helen Sneed, Sue Kilgore, Sammie Lou Trent, and J.B. Perry. He is also preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Taylor Pendergrass.

Survivors include daughters, Sherry Perry of Dayton, Debbie (Melvin) Rigsby of Pikeville, and Pat Whitaker, R.C.’s caregiver, of Dayton; grandchildren, Ethan (Heather) Wagner, Summer (Tommy) Payne, Lanean (Brandon) Pendergrass, Justin (Tiffany) Perry, Johnny “Doonie” Herd, Samantha Rigsby, Tabitha Rigsby, and Brianne Whitaker; great-grandchildren Halee Wagner, Caleb Wagner, Keoni Payne, Kai Payne, Koa Payne, Isaac Pendergrass, Tristan Pendergrass; along with a special uncle Paul (Martha) Newby and special friend, ex-wife, Charlene Snyder.

There will be no public service at this time.

You are encouraged to share a memory of R.C. and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Perry family with his arrangements.

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