Dr. William Ray Perryman, 75, of Little Rock, died Jan. 15, 2006, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born Dec. 3, 1930, in Ash Flat, he was the son of the late Claude and Maxine Harris Perryman.
Dr. Perryman was a professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for 35 years. He was a concert pianist and music teacher who was revered by his students. Perryman had been a resident of Little Rock since 1970 and loved to travel. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Little Rock.
Survivors include one brother, James Perryman of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Kay Richardson of Jonesboro, and Sue Norman of Jamestown, Tenn.; his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends.
Graveside services were held Jan. 18 in Cleburne County Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Miles officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Olmstead Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. William Perryman Scholarship Fund c/o Dr. Victor Ellsworth, Department of Music/UALR, 2801 South University, Little Rock, AR 72204.