Randy  Perry


Randy F. Perry of Crawfordsville, Ind., passed away Thursday morning, April 11, 2019, at home. He was 72.
Randy started Perry Equipment in 1982 from his home and it grew from there into a very successful business through his knowledge and hard work.
He loved to go fishing and watch Clint Eastwood movies. He had a huge heart and liked to help people and was a big contributor to local causes, including the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, the fire department, F.O.P., and Bras for a Cause.
While his work was important to Randy, nothing was more important than his family.
Born Oct. 18, 1946, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of Luther Elmo Perry and Lois Winters Perry.
He graduated from Covington (Ind.) High School and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture education from Purdue.
He married Christina Taylor on July 14, 1980.
Surviving family includes: wife, Christina Perry of Crawfordsville; daughter, Michelle (Mark) Bickel of Crawfordsville; grandson, Perry Gus Bickel; two brothers, Steve Perry and Mark (Kathaleen) Perry, both of Veedersburg, Ind.; several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and people he helped along the way.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EDT Tuesday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Ave., Crawfordsville. Services will be at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday at First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut, led by Pastor Mike Whitacre. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the causes Randy and Christina supported, specifically the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com
Published on April 13, 2019
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Sue Hunt Carter
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry to learn of Randy's passing. We all have fun memories of Randy and his smile. It was good to see him and meet his wife at our 50th reunion.We offer our deepest sympathy to his family. Rest in peace Randy.Sincerely, Sue Carter
Dick Parke
Apr 16, 2019
I don't know how Tony and I can get through another alumni banquet without Randy's commentary in the mix. LOL. Outgoing, intelligent, and unafraid. The best. Thanks Randy.
Dick Parke
Larry Wolter
Apr 16, 2019
Randy and I were classmates from 1st grade at Rabb through CHS and Purdue. Thinking back,as others have said, I remember most his infectious smile.
Condolences to his family.
Tony Abernathy
Apr 15, 2019
When I heard about Randy passing away, I felt the usual sadness when learning of losing one of my classmates. All of them are special to me and I treasure their friendships and the memories connecting to our lives together. Don, Jim and Rick expressed my feelings so well and matched my thoughts about Randy: his smile and his wonderful personality. After feeling sad, I found myself feeling happiness remembering the good times we had. Times in high school when we liked the same girl, times at Purdue sharing “study sessions” with Randy and Steve in the residence hall, times at every reunion reminiscing about all of our good times and being happy that we were together again and sharing time ...with the best salesman I ever knew. He sold happiness by making everyone he was with feel better about themselves… but he was even better about “giving away” himself. He was special and a treasure. I realize that I used “times” a lot in this tribute, that is because I wish I had more time with him.Read more
Stephanie Kapolnek
Apr 15, 2019
Sending deepest sympathies to the Perry family. Prayers for peace.
Rick Moore, Class of 64
Apr 15, 2019
On my infrequent visits to Covington, I always looked forward to spending time with Randy. His cheery and positive disposition never failed to bring pleasure to the conversation. Fair well dear friend, see you on the other side.
James Dicks
Apr 15, 2019
My condolences to the family.
Randy was a ‘man with a smile’, friendly and a great guy. He will be missed.
Godspeed classmate!