William "Paul" Perrin

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

William "Paul" Perrin, 73, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at his home in Richards, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Paul was born on Sept. 1, 1943, in Schell City, Mo., to James Elmer Perrin and Gertrude Mavis (DeHart) Perrin. He married Elizabeth Murphy on April 6, 1973, in Miami, Okla., and she survives of the home.

Paul graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1961. He operated Perrin Construction Co. for more than 35 years until his retirement in 2006. He enjoyed traveling and going to Florida for the winters.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by his children, Linda Hays and her husband, Gary, Parkville, Mo., Mike Perrin and his wife, Vicky, Nevada, and Paul Murphy and his wife, Kerrie, Nevada; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Perrin and his wife, Peggy; one sister, Rosemary Ryan and her husband, Bob, both of Nevada; two stepsisters, Peggy Butler and Jean Francis and her husband, Glenn, both of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David Perrin; and one stepsister, Ida Spencer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with Pastor Wayne Coble officiating. Interment will follow in Balltown Cemetery, Horton, Mo. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., today, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Paul's memory to the Sheldon Methodist Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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