John William Perry, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 3, 2022. His Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022 in Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC at 12:00 p.m. The family will welcome friends thirty minutes prior to the service. A private interment service will follow. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; daughter, Catherine Perry Weir (Owen); son, Bill Perry (Sheilah); sister, Theodora Panos (Nick); brothers-in-law, Speros Drake and Chris Drake (CharlAnn); six grandchildren, John Perry (Lindsay), Colin Weir (Maryssa), Allison Weir, Peter Weir, Jacob Perry and Jack Perry and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.
John, son of the late William and Kalleroi Stathacos Perry, was born on April 13, 1933. He attended Porter Military Academy and was a standout in multiple sports, including track, baseball, football and basketball. As a senior he was selected to the Charleston All-Star Football team. He served as Cadet First Class and later in the United States Army Corps where he was recognized as the Outstanding Soldier among 171 members, given by Brooke Army Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of South Carolina where he graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1958. While in school he became a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Returning to Charleston, John spent forty years as a pharmacist in a local chain of stores, at one time owning his own business. John was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity where he sang in the choir for seventy years.
Our family would like to acknowledge the blessings we have received through caregivers including, Dr. Hugh Durrence and Jean of Liberty Doctors; Elizabeth, Susan, Cora, Robbin, Darrell, Marshall, Angela, Anisha and Terri of Hospice of Charleston and Miss Geraldine, Miss Cheryl and Miss Ruth. Your care and attention was nothing short of royalty.
He will be greatly missed. May his memory be eternal.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the Building Fund of Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity 30 Race Street, Charleston, SC, 29403, www.gocharleston.org/give and Hospice of Charleston, 4795 Lacross Rd. Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406 .