Scott Garrett Perry
”1963 - 2011”
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart."
Scott Garrett Perry,
Scott Garrett Perry March 26, 1963 - November 8, 2011Scott Garrett Perry of Miami, Oklahoma died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his home. He was 48.
Mr. Perry was the son of Billy Clayton Perry and Joyce Ann WhiteCrow Perry. He was born on March 26, 1963. Both parents preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were 3 brothers: Billy Allen Perry, Michael Joe Perry, Sr., and Casey Clayton Perry who died serving his country in Vietnam. Also his partner of 20 years, James Newt White, III, better known simply as "Jamey".
He is survived by two brothers: Jeffrey John Perry and Steven Max Perry. Also four sisters: Toni Gayle Raishart and her husband James, Lisa Gaye Spano and her husband Tom, Ginger Alene Heatherly and her husband Lindon and Dolly Ann Pewitt and her husband Douglas. Also his sister-in-law, Ardis Ann Perry. Six aunts, an uncle, several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
"Scottie" was born in Lynwood, California. He attended Bell Gardens High School in the Los Angeles area. He later obtained his Associates Degree at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Art. He was a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Chickasaw Nation. He was a beautiful artist best known for his work in Native American Art. For several years he worked at the Eastern Shawnee Bingo and later the Stables Casino Bingo Hall.
Scottie not only loved painting and drawing, he loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own. He was a friend to all, one who never met a stranger. Spending time with friends, family, camping at Greencorn and lending a hand whenever or wherever needed gave him much joy. He was an avid reader. Among his favorites was the Great Gatsby. He was a collector of toys, old movie lore and thought there was no better music than old time Rock & Roll. He had a wealth of knowledge when it came to movie trivia, Marilyn Monroe or other classic movie favorites. He had a fantastic sense of humor and thought nothing was funnier than a good practical joke.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm at the Council House Cemetery on Friday, November 11. 2011. Leonard "Catfish" Smith will conduct Indian Rites. The service will be led by his nephew, Dave Spano, and his Aunt Joanna WhiteCrow.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and cousins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Perry, Steven Perry, James Raishart, Tom Spano, Goeffrey Kaiser, Lindon Heatherly, Doug Pewitt, Toni Raishart, Lisa Spano, Ginger Heatherly, Dolly Pewitt, Bari Perry, Ardis Perry and Mendy, Pliler.
The body will lay in repose at the home of Jim and Toni Raishart, 59800 East 90 Road, Miami, OK. All friends and family are welcome. The services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home.
Resource: Paul Thomas Funeral Home website (Nov. 2011)
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