Tom B. Perry, a former longtime resident of Bridge City, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Cleveland, TN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City with burial following at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Tom was born in Brownsboro, on Jan. 2, 1926. He was the son of Erwin Rick Perry and Evie (Felts) Perry and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He worked for the U.S. Government for 31 years where he was a Screening and Identification Specialist. Tom was also the owner and operator of Perry’s Frame Shop in Bridge City for many years.

An active member of the community, Tom had served on the Bridge City city council, the Bridge City school board, the board of directors of the American Red Cross, the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, the Economic Development Commission for the Port of Orange, the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and he was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City.

Preceded in death by his sister, Esma M. Weaver, Tom is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Jane Perry of Bridge City; son, Tom B. Perry, Jr. and wife Sheila A. of Cleveland, TN; grandchildren, Hillary J. DeBord of Ringgold, GA, Kenon Perry of Brooklyn, NY; and sister, Nettie Jo McLean of Brownsboro.

Serving as Pallbearers will be John Dubose, Mark Messer, Lester Saucier, Darrell Segura, Charlie Hartman, Bill Moore, Jimmy Smith, and Gene Bouillion. Honorary Pallbearers will be Leroy Vaughn, Bill Smith, Joe Raburn, Bob Arnold, and the members of the Prayer Warriors Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or First Baptist Church, 200 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX 77611.