Lawrence Wesley PerryMabelvale, AR, 1946 - 2022
Lawrence Wesley Perry of Mabelvale and Pulaski County, accountant and church musician, went to be with his Lord on June 23, 2022.
He was born November 11, 1946, son of Lawrence and Bearlie Perry. He attended public schools in Little Rock, Bethany Nazarene College in Oklahoma and Little Rock University.
After attending Little Rock University, Wesley served in the U.S. Army Reserves at Little Rock and Camp Robinson. During his life, he worked as an accountant for Commercial Lumber Sales; controller for Kaufman Lumber, and also as an accountant for Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. He was also a former member of the Association of Government Accountants.
He served many churches as pianist and organist in Little Rock, including First Church of the Nazarene, Cornerstone Nazarene Church, Rose Hill Nazarene Church, and also Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, where he also worked as an accountant. He was also Minister of Music and pianist at Central Nazarene Church for several years. He taught many students piano, and was a past member of the American Guild of Organists.
He is preceded in death by his longtime beloved very beloved best friend, Jean VanPelt; and his father, Lawrence; and his mother, Bearlie.
He is survived by son, Aaron Perry, of San Antoino, Texas; two grandchildren, Eli and Rachel Perry; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also survived by two very close friends that were like a brother and sister for the last several years of his life. They are very dear to him: they are Chris and Ann Wehmer, who make his life like Heaven the past several years.
Visitation will be at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Smith Little Rock Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Cathedral of Hope, 5190 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75235. Cremation arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, with inurnment at The Cathedral of Hope Columbarium/Memorial Garden in Dallas, Texas. Online guestbook www.SmithFamilyCares.com
Published July 8, 2022
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North Little Rock Funeral Home
1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR