George Harvey Perry

September 4, 1948 - July 28, 2023

09/04/1948 - 07/28/2023

George Harvey Perry, 74, of Newport News, Va. Passed away July 28, 2023 following a short illness. He was born September 4, 1948 to Harvey and Hermalee Perry.

George was raised in Paint Creek, WV and was a 1966 graduate of East Bank High School. Following graduation, he proudly served in the US Air Force. George retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 38 years of service.

George was preceded in death by his parents, his son Brian Perry, his great grandson Sawyer Dorsey, and his two sisters, Nancy and Wanda.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Deloris Perry, daughters Tammy Dorsey (Todd), Trina Overstreet, Charity DeBusk (Brian); his grandchildren, Zachary Dorsey (Mary), Ashton Johnson, Trinity Dorsey (Bailey), Sierra Hope (Dane), Amber Thompson (Steven), Amanda Wedding (David), Tyler Allen (Kendra), Tristan Perry; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister Linda Perry Bowman, brother Clifford Perry; “Adopted” grandchildren Jessica Benson and Heather Fogus; as well as his pet min-pins, Mila and Tucker.

A special thank you to Callie Tayrien and the staff at Riverside Regional Medical Center for the wonderful care given to George. Your kindness is greatly appreciated by the family.

In keeping with his wishes, George was cremated and there will be no services.

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Doug Kretzer
1 month ago

My 2nd cousin. We loved when he and his mom, dad, brother and sisters would visit us in Van Lear, Ky. He was so much fun to be around. R.I.P., Cuz.

David Kurtz
1 month ago

Loved picking with George. He called me his favorite Gloucester (can’t post in public) 😀 Was really surprised to find out he was from Paintsville Ky. My mother’s family was too. West Van Lear to be specific..just a holler away. Loved me some George.

Melissa McCarty Shepherd
1 month ago

Cousin, It was a BLESSING to have you in my life. I will miss our phone conversations so much. R.I.P.

Arnold and Brenda Price
1 month ago

You and your family will continue to be in our prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

Mary Burns
1 month ago

This for you George! You’re not a bit pretty but I love you anyway 💕💕🙏

Pat & George
1 month ago

Dee, Prayers to you and your family. I am so glad that I got to know George. You both were always so kind to me. RIP George.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 month ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of George Harvey Perry, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Air Force Veteran, George Harvey Perry, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Linda Perry Bowman
1 month ago

Rest in peace my brother.

Linda Wiley Fitzwater
1 month ago

Prayers for Dee and all the family. George was an amazing man. I met George in 1978. I introduced him to Dee and they were a perfect match. He was definitely a great guy and Dee is a wonderful lady. Love you Dee.

Ashley Vickers
1 month ago

Amber, Thinking about you and your family during this sad time. Your adoration for your sweet gramps is enviable. May we all be lucky enough to have a George Perry in our lives. And to have someone who loves us as much as you did him.