Arnold D. Perry

October 7, 2023

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our father and husband, Arnold D. Perry on October 7th, 2023.  He passed away peacefully at the age of 83, surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 10th, 1939 in Westmoreland TN to Floyd Henderson & Aleen (Graves) Perry of Sedalia Indiana.  He married the love of his life, Nina J. (Laughner) Perry on June 26,1960, spending over 63 wonderful years together. They went on to have 2 children, Brian and Regina.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and served as a Tanker Driver for the Armor Berlin Brigade in Germany. He worked for Del Monte Foods, as a Maintenance Technician for 25 years before owning and operating Arnold’s Diner.  That is where he loved to serve some amazing home cooked meals for the locals, for over 20 years before retiring.  His love for cooking continued after his retirement, making meals and baking his amazing cakes, sharing with his family at home and the friends of his faith family. He currently attended Bethel Bible Holiness Church.

Our Dad enjoyed collecting antique radios and listening to old vinyl records.  You could always find him tinkering with an old record player, to find that perfect vintage sound for the old gospel record he just found.  He will always be remembered for his jokester ways and bringing smiles and laughter to those around him.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 13th. Pastor Steven Parker and Pastor Titus Hatfield will officiate. Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

his wife, Nina Perry of Frankfort, IN, son, Brian & Ann Perry of W. Lafayette, IN, daughter, Regina Passmore of Frankfort, IN, 3 Grandchildren, Megan Perry, Justin Perry, and Mikayla Passmore, brother, Jack Perry of Sedalia, IN, and sister-in-law, Pat Perry of Lebanon, IN, along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceded by:

his parents, Floyd Henderson and Aleen Perry, along with a brother, JD Perry.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “Arnold D. Perry”

  1. Linda Benge October 9, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Went to Arnold’s many, many, many times! Wonderful guy…always a smile. Thank You JESUS for Your COMFORT for this family.

  2. Exie Pence October 10, 2023 at 9:05 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  3. Lou Ray October 10, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    Nina so sorry for your loss, I know how you feel. He was a good man. One day at a time. My prayers are with you.

  4. Don and Debbie Baker October 10, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Nina and Family,
    We are very sorry for the loss of Arnold. We know that the days ahead are going to be difficult. Prayers for strength and peace. One glorious day you will be reunited.
    God Bless

  5. Pauletta Grubbs October 10, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Mrs Perry, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked for Arnold for several years. He was always good to me and the best boss I ever had. He will truly be missed. Pauletta and family.

  6. Laurie Staley October 11, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Nina and family. We are very sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

    The Ewing families and the Staley family

  7. Len Kircher October 12, 2023 at 4:17 am

    God bless my Berlin Brigade brother.

  8. Cindy Kelly October 12, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    He was such a kind man.

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