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Lloyd Alton Perry passed away, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 17, 2018, after a two year courageous battle with cancer.
Lloyd Perry was born October 30, 1932 in the Oil City Hospital, and grew up in Ten Mile Bottom, which is now called Tippery. He was the son of the late Sidney Burl and Hazel Audine (Felmlee) Perry.
Lloyd was a 1950 graduate of Cranberry High School; and a member of the Heckathorn United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee for over eight years.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1951 through 1955; and was a member of the Oil City American Legion Post 32.
Lloyd was a delivery person for Sears for twenty-four and a half years; and also worked at Cyclops, and as a mechanic and driver for the Cranberry Bus Garage.
He was married to Shirley Armentia Beck at the Heckathorn E.U.B. Church on August 26, 1961 by Rev. Beam.
Lloyd was also a member of the Oil City Masonic Lodge, Erie Zem Zem Temple, and Venango County Tri-Wheels. He was a regular volunteer at the Cranberry Area Food Pantry. He spent many years enjoying motorcycle riding.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children: Thomas S. (Tina) Perry of Corsica, Kim E. (Bern) Walz of Franklin, Carl J. (Marcie) Perry of Oil City, and Karen A. (Ray) Tefft of Gahanna, Ohio; his grandchildren: Shawn (Krystal) Harmon, Ryan Harmon, Joe Roos, Rich (Jamie) Roos, Jason (Misty) Glenn, Heather (Nick) Kratsas, and Lindsay Perry; his great-grandchildren: Alyssa Harmon, Jenna Roos, Ainsley Glenn, Reagan Roos, Sophie Kratsas, Anyston Glenn, and Stella Kratsas; along with his honorary grandchildren: Remington, Sage, and Chase Slater, and Sara Allaman.
Also surviving is his sister, Grace E. Remaley of Tippery; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dave Hornberger of York; his best friends, Gene and Amy Dykins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law (Lindsay's birth mom), Amy (Miller) Perry in 2008; and a brother-in-law, Alvin "Al" Remaley in 1982.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday (Dec. 19) from 3 - 7 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Thursday (Dec. 20) at 11 a.m. with Pastor Deborah Ackley-Killian of Heckathorn United Methodist Church, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard following the service. Private interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cranberry Area Food Pantry, P.O. Box 446, Seneca, PA 16346; or the Heckathorn United Methodist Church, 388 Tippery Road, Seneca, PA 16346.
To express online condolences to the Perry family, please visit www.hilebest.com