John Perry Obituary (2022) – Clinton, NC


GATESVILLE — John Ethwell Ramsey Perry, Jr., 90, of 341 US Hwy. 158 Business E., and more recently of Durham, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2021 in Duke Regional Hospital.

Mr. Perry was born in Suffolk, Va. on Feb. 12, 1931, and was the son of the late John E.R. Perry, Sr. and Amy Riddick Perry.

A 1949 graduate of Gatesville High School, he earned his Bachelor’s in Animal Science from North Carolina State University in 1953, later received his Master’s in Education from East Carolina University. He had additional study in School Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was recognized with Advanced Certification as a Public School Superintendent. His entire career in education was spent in Gates County, first teaching Math and Science at Gatesville High School and later, when the doors opened on the new Gates County High School, he taught Biology, Physics…

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