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William Ray Perryman

November 3, 1946 ~ July 31, 2019 (age 72)

William Ray Perryman, age, 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Ft. Walton Beach, FL.  William was born to Leslie B. Perryman and Doris Virginia Holt in Columbia, TN.  In his earlier days he loved to fly the old cox airplanes and enjoyed riding his motorcycles back in the 80’s when stationed at Homestead, AFB. He had a Kawasaki 900 and at one time, he and Chong were home on military leave and he had 3 extra people on the bike heading up to the old covered bridge road!  William then finally got a Harley Davidson a year or two later.  He loved his 2009 Saturn Sky, he drove all the way to mid Florida to pick it up!!

William was also a great cook.  He loved to BBQ and made the best Reuben sandwich!  He was very proud of the food he cooked!  He enjoyed watching the cooking shows, Fox News and would stay up all night watching movies.  William was a big fan of Tom Brady and enjoyed watching the New England Patriots every chance he got.  He was all about having a good time – particular one time when he wore a beard. He shaved only one side off and Mitchell, a lot younger, then cried and cried because he had taken his beard off! Buddy loved his pets; Chico, Yahmi and Gizmo!  He was loving, caring and he loved life!!! Buddy’s favorite trip ever was to Fairchild AFB to visit Leslie and Richard. The trip was Amtrak all the way!! He always liked to reminisce about this trip!!

William is survived by his wife, Chong Cha Perryman; children, Cathlene Perryman, Diane Watson, & Mitchell Martin Calarum Perryman; Grandchildren, Cassandra Staplers, Grace Perryman, Samantha Abulaila, Tariq Abulaila & James Echols; Great Grandchild, Blakeley Staplers; Siblings, Danny Joe Perryman, Larry Wayne Perryman, Richard Dale Perryman, friends; Jim Oakley, Don Ure, and Donny & Jennifer Cassell, and his dog, Gizmo. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Linda Sue Hollon & Billie Jean Teague; friend, Jack Walden; and favorite pets, Chico and Yahmi.

A visitation will take place on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.  A funeral service will also take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.  William will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with full military honors. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com

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