- February 17, 1921 - June 24, 2013
- Bay Point, California
of Curtis' Passing
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“You have our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your father.
Kenneth Brooks(nephew of Lovie Bland Perry)
1 of 8 | Posted by: Nakia Daniels - Fairveiw Heights, IL
“To the Perry Family, You are in my prayers and will remain in my heart. Mr Perry will truly be missed. Ms Linda Lewis
2 of 8 | Posted by: LINDA LEWIS - PITTSBURG, CA
“I want to thank the Perry family for share the life of of you dear father with the Stewart Memorial Church family, He was one who encouraged many...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: David Manly - Pittsburg, CA
“You are definitely one of the Best and I know your in heaven! you will be missed but we will always cherish all the memories of you and holidays the...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Aimee S - Pittsburg, CA
“Grandpa we all love and will miss you rest in peace. Caring thoughts and Prayers to the Family.
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jeannie Davis - Columbus, OH
“May God Bless your family with comfort and peace we love you all
6 of 8 | Posted by: Renee&William Dyess - Quitman, MS
“We will never forget how much he always had a special love for his family here in Mississippi, we will dearly miss him
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pam,Brandi,Becky,Debra,Reggie - MS
“Wish we could be there with you family, to share in the wouderful memories he has left us with we love you all so much and we are praying for you may...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Evelyn Dillard - Meridian, MS
Curtis C. Perry, son of the late Bob and Lucy Perry was born in Quitman, Mississippi on February 17, 1921. He was a life-long member of Stewart Memorial CME church. He met and married Lovie Bland in 1941. They were married for 61 years until her passing in October 2000. Together they had seven children, four sons and three daughters. Sara Davis (Paul) , Barbara Baines, Curtis Marvin Perry Sr. (deceased), Jimmy Perry, Donnie Perry, Vonda Williams (Dan) and Timothy Perry. They also have 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Curtis served in the Navy for two years as a shore patrol officer. He was based in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to Pittsburg in 1946. He worked and retired from US Steel. He followed his passion, became an entrepreneur and owned several different businesses over the years. He built Perry's BBQ, now known as Ben's Burgers in 1973. He was the first African American to own and operate two full-service gas stations in Pittsburg.
He loved his family and enjoyed his friends. Some of his favorite things to do were fishing, camping, playing the guitar and listening to the Blues. He was a member of the Stewart Memorial Men's Choir and a life- long member of the NAACP.
Curtis leaves behind a host of family, friends and a special friend Ms. Winefred Lindsey.