Loie W. Perry
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Loie W. Perry
  • May 8, 1940 - May 6, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Loie Wayne Perry, 76, of Hot Springs, passed away on May 6, 2017. Loie was born in Gurdon, Arkansas to the late Wilma and Willie Perry on May 8, 1940 the third of five children.



After attending Gurdon High School, Loie proudly served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic with the B-52 squadron and while stationed at Atwater, he met Rita Chew whom he married in 1961. Upon ending his military service, Loie began a career in the oil industry working first for Union Oil and later opening up his own 76 Service Station.



Loie retired in 2011 and moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. In 2016 he moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas where he spent time alongside his sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Terry Fogle.



Known for the kindness he showed to all, Loie loved his family unconditionally. He is survived by his sons, Stephen Wayne Perry and William Scott Perry; daughter Trina Ellen Sickler and her husband Walt; grandchildren Stephen Wayne Perry Jr., Alyssa Favella and Michael Elwood Sickler; brother William “Buckle” Perry; and sisters Lou Purifoy and Sue Fogle.



He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Thomas.



A Gathering to celebrate Loie’s life will be held at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery on Friday, May 12th at 10 am.



The family would like to thank Central Arkansas Veteran’s Hospital staff for their care and dedication to Loie in his last days.