Published 3:04 pm Monday, March 14, 2016
Attorney Archie Perry was born in Bogalusa to the late Robert and Daisy Burrell Perry. He made his transition to be with the Lord on February 18, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
He united and attended the Metropolitan Baptist Church at an early age until he finished High School. From high school, he left and attended Southern University, in Baton Rouge, where he received his bachelor of arts degree in engineering in 1956. While at Southern University, he was a member of the ROTC and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army for two years, and later received his master’s degree in education in 1963 from Southern University.
From there he taught undergraduate courses at the University of Alabama Huntsville for several years. Teaching did not excite his passion; therefore, he went back to school to become an attorney, in which he found his passion. He practiced his law beginning in 1981, in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Bogalusa until his demise.
He was a gifted and genius man in his own way. He was very adamant about his profession, had a beautiful smile and an extraordinary sense of humor.
His presence will be missed by one brother, Darnell Perry of Plano, Texas; two sisters, Alvia P. Richmond of Bogalusa, and Ruthy P. Stull of Las Vegas, Nev.; and nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many cousins and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, in the chapel of Cook-Richmond Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
Attorney Archie Perry, “You fought a good fight … may God keep you in his tender care.”
View and sign the guest register online at cookrichmondhome.com.