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Donald R. Perry
Funeral Time: Saturday, April 28th at 2:30PM
PERRY, Donald R., born Feb. 1, 1952 to James and Guyla Perry, Paducah, KY, died March 29, 2018 of glioblastoma brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Irene; sister, Velda McDaniel (Leonard); brothers, Dan and Dale Perry; son, Brad Perry; daughter, Dana Perry Berg (Jeben); step-children, Hanna Fister Norvell (Roby), Suzannah Fister Williams (Alex), Zach Fister (Jackie), and Heidi Fister Jackson; and niece, Ellen McDaniel. Also surviving are grandchildren, Windsor Berg; Benjamin, Levi and Ellen Norvell; George Williams; Oliver and Max Fister and their stepbrothers, Patrick and Adam Carey; and Kairina Jackson. Don was a highly respected civil engineer in coal mining and later construction, spending the later years of his career working for his college friend, Jim Miller of J.R. Miller and Associates. Don was known for his strength and endurance especially in the face of adversity. Don was full of enthusiasm in whatever he was involved in. Don was always there to assist someone in their own project or endeavor. Don’s lively animation and laughter would fill the space. An athlete at heart, Don loved biking and especially snow skiing with his SAE brothers. He established “Camp Don” with his grandchildren to share his love of boating and camping. Visitation will be held 12:30 pm Sat., April 28 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. with a Celebration of Life following at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph Foundation, 701 Bob O’Link: Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40504.