Alfred E. Perry, 88, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Mr. Perry was born March 13, 1923 in Crowley, LA to Eli and Olive (Abshire) Perry. He was an auto mechanic that worked and retired from Harmon Chevrolet and was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church and Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. He served in the United States Air Force as a SGT in the 5th Air Force 3rd Emergency Rescue Squadron Pacific Theatre WWII. He enjoyed bowling and working on race cars but most of all, his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Theta (Skinner) Perry; second wife, Lois Ezell Perry; sister, Virgie Perry; brother, Wilbur Perry; sister, Euvera “Sis” Ethridge and brother, Garlan Perry.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons and daughters-in-law, Keith Ray and Cinda Perry of Skiatook, OK and Bobby Earl and Suzanne Perry of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Deana Faye and Tim Aylor of Port Neches; seven grandchildren, Russell and Travis Perry, Benjamin, Daniel and Eli Perry, Jana Bitton and Deanne Shaw and great grandchildren, Katelyn, Kayden and Kale Perry, Camden, Kian, Daelyn, Emma and Sam Perry and Connor and Anna Shaw.

He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Wilson and Jessie Perry, Leo and LaVerne Perry, Mayo and Vera Perry, Alvin and Peggy Perry, John R. and Mary Jane Perry, Beatrice “Tiny” and Lewis Powell and Matthew and Debbie Perry and numerous nieces, nephews and other family who all love him dearly.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Perry, Russell Perry, Travis Perry, Benjamin Perry, Tim Aylor and Ethan Bitton.