On Sunday, May 2, 2021, Russell Seward Perry, loving husband, father, and brother entered the house of the Lord at age 62.
Rusty was born on June 15, 1958, in Yazoo City to Billy and Jeannette Hendrix Perry.
He attended Manchester Academy and later received his accounting degree from Mississippi College. Rusty worked along with his father for many years as an insurance agent at Barnwell and Barbour in Yazoo City and later worked as a real estate appraiser.
On June 26, 1982, he married Wendy Harvey Perry. They raised two daughters, Seward and Mary Russell. He was especially proud of the red hair that he gave them and their bright futures.
Rusty loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer and hunter He spent many years playing golf with friends every weekend and especially loved the time he spent as a member of Annandale Golf Club. He enjoyed hunting with his daughters and loved to spend time with them. He enjoyed his church and church family and cherished the times when he was able to participate in the church youth program and prison ministry. He was known for his funny nature and his ability to make the most out of any situation.
In addition, after his last long stay in the hospital, he was so happy to spend his final days at home with his family, his “little buddy,” Scruffy, and his cat, Lucy. His favorite Bible passage was Psalm 23 and, his family takes comfort in knowing that he is now dwelling in the house of the Lord forever.
Rusty was preceded in death by his father, Billy; his mother, Jeannette; and his brother, Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wendy; daughter, Seward of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Mary Russell of Yazoo City; sister, Jeanne Edwards (Gary); brothers William (Deborah) and Dickson (Alyson); and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, two great-nieces and two great-nephews. Rusty took pride in his family and always enjoyed family gatherings and special occasions. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City at 1 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Yazoo City or Manchester Academy.