Paul Dean Perrigo, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 23, 1913, on a homestead in Union County, N.M., the son of the late Johnathan Earl Perrigo and Annaliza Urton Perrigo, and died Aug. 17, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo.
He was united in marriage to Leila Sullivan on Nov. 19, 1960, in Oregon County, Mo.
He was inducted into the United States Army Air Force and served his country during World War II.
While there, he received an "Honor Certificate" that was issued only on rare occasions for outstanding work he did while at the Army Air Force Technical Training Command.
He then worked many jobs, but the last several years before his retirement he was a head sawyer and worked at many locations including Alaska.
He is survived by: his six nieces, Daisy Simmons of Alton, Mo., Joyce Davis of Bartlett, Tenn., Carolyn Rowland of Buffalo, Mo., Betty Dunehew of Memphis, Tenn., Gwen Tubb of Memphis, Tenn., and Judy Dunehew of Tupelo, Miss.; one nephew, William Perrigo of Memphis, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Sandra; three step-sons, Don, Jim and Tommy Best.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Leila; his parents, Johnathan Earl Perrigo and Annaliza Urton Perrigo; one sister, Neva Arnold; one brother, William Perrigo; one niece, Mary Helt; and one step-son, Billy Wayne Sutton.
Funeral services were held Aug. 20, at the Clary Funeral Home Chapel in Alton, Mo., with Bro. Larry Tubb officiating. Interment followed in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Mo.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.