John L. Perry, Punta Gorda, Fla.

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John L. Perry

John L. Perry passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was a former resident of Franklin.

His life began in Brownstown on Nov. 2, 1933, when he was born to Sara (Taggart) Perry and Fred Perry.

After graduating from Clifford High School, he served his nation as a soldier in the U.S. Army. His service ended in 1953, and the following year his professional career began in the emerging field of computer science. He worked as a programmer and systems analyst for Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus until his retirement in 2000.

John will be greatly missed by his wife, Carol; his sons, Greg (Debi) and Nick (Kate); and his two grandsons, who brightened his life enormously, Mason and Sam.

In lieu of flowers, the Perry family requests donations in his name to Bethany Christian Services, which assists families seeking to adopt and children in need of loving families. Both of John’s grandsons came into his life through adoption, and there is no better way to honor John than to help others experience the joy that so illuminated his life. Donations can be made in his memory at

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