Charles “Bill” W. Perry, 76 of rural Bluffton passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born on February 3, 1943 to Charles “Jake” and Mary A. (Osborn) Perry. He was married on May 15, 1976 to Jeannie Harden.
He worked at Corning Glass and at Sterling Casting Company in Bluffton. He loved to bowl at the E-Z Bowl in Bluffton and Spare Times Lanes in Berne. He loved to fish and work on many home repair projects and most importantly watching his Cubs. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of Bluffton; two sons, Neal (Betty) Perry of Decatur; and Todd Perry of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Michaela (companion Mark Christman) Eltzroth of Markle; Lisa (Chris) Toney of Troy, Illinois; and Jill (Charles) Grady of Wolcottville; two sisters, Dorothy (Gordon) Foltz of Fort Wayne; and Mary Raudenbush of Berne; brother-in-law, Milos Henderson of Florida; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Judy (Keith) Polston; and Annitta Henderson; and a brother-in-law, Jack Raudenbush.
An open house to share memories of him will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the family residence located at 6791 East SR 218 in rural Bluffton.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.
Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.