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Carl LaVaughn Perry

Carl LaVaughn Perry

Carl LaVaughn Perry passed away at his home Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, with Phyllis, his loving wife of 55 years, and his son, Randy, and daughter, Erin, along with Christena, his loving granddaughter, all at his side.

Carl was known by "Boone," a nickname given to him as he spent his childhood years roaming the woods of Kentucky along the Ohio River banks. Boone was raised by his maternal grandmother, Gertrude Singer, in Milton, KY, after losing his parents in infancy.

Boone and Phyllis Perry retired in Hendersonville after living in Lighthouse Point and Boca Raton, Fla., for 35 years. Mr. Perry was self-employed. He was also an avid golfer, NASCAR fan, and loved his Kentucky Wildcats. He was honored to have been named a Kentucky Colonel. After being confined to his home due to a rare form of cancer called Chordoma, he passed the time by reading, watching golf, as well as many other sports.

Boone worked hard to put himself through school and was especially earnest in taking any type of Dale Carnegie course, and studying Human Relations.

Boone Perry is survived by son Randy and beloved daughter-in-law Susan Perry here in NC, daughter Erin and son-in-law Mark Schwarb in Port Orange, Fla. Mark held a special place in Boone's heart. There are three beautiful granddaughters, Christena Perry of West Palm Beach, Fla., Mackenzie and Delaney Schwarb, in Port Orange, Fla. He referred to them as "my girls." One sister, Glenda Sue Ball, of Madison, IN, also survives.

Services will be held Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, at The First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, 312 Fifth Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC. Visitation will be at 1p.m. and services with begin at 2 p.m. In the church sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Carl Perry's memory to chordomafoundation.org or by mail to the following address:

Chordoma Foundation
PO Box 2127
Durham, NC 27702
Chordoma is a challenging and difficult to treat bone cancer that occurs in the head and spine in people of all ages. More effective treatments and a cure are urgently needed.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.