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Robert Kingsley Perry Jr.

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Robert Kingsley Perry Jr. passed away in his residence on Dec. 7, 2023, at the age of 87, from complications of a stroke.

He was born on April 22, 1936, to Robert Kingsley Perry and Francis Elizabeth Wells Perry. Mr. Perry lived in Yellow Springs his entire life and worked at Kettering Research and Antioch College as a facility manager. He also spent time with Home, Inc. and Village Council.  He loved Yellow Springs and the people, but his family was always most important. He also enjoyed volleyball, bowling and camping.

Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Yvonne E. Montgomery Perry; his son Kingsley E. Perry, of Yellow Springs; two brothers, Robert Lee and Donald Woodford, both of Yellow Springs; and his parents.

He leaves behind a son Mark A. Perry and daughter, Deneen Y. Perry, both of Yellow Springs; daughter-in-law, Roberta Upshaw Perry, of Yellow Springs; two sisters, Margaret G. Perry Bellinger, of Maryland, and Patricia L. Perry, of Yellow Springs; eight grandchildren, Maria Leininger, Dorian Benning, Kingsley O’Neal Perry, Kyoto M. Perry, Brandon Frye, Natasha Y. Perry, Levi A. Perry and Devon E. Perry; five great-grandchildren, Malaya Royalston, Kyndall Perry, Malik Royalston, Naomi Perry and Lilly Maddox; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. The Perry family would like to thank Hospice for their help and care for Mr. Perry in his last days.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at noon, at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home, Yellow Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton in memory of Kingsley Perry. Condolences may be forwarded to his family by visiting jacksonlytle.com.

*Robert Kingsley Perry Jr.’s obituary was updated on Dec. 29 to reflect changes made by the family. 

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2 Responses to “Robert Kingsley Perry Jr.”

  1. John Marretta says:

    I just now found out, and all I can say he was one of my favorite souls that I ever met. I thought he would live forever, he had so much energy! I hope there is a Volleyball court in Heaven.

  2. vick mickunas says:

    Kingsley was the epitome of a gentleman. The man was charming and he seemed ageless. I remember many conversations we had when he was still working for Antioch College. He always made me smile. Condolences to his family.

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