Emory Eugene ‘Gene’ Perritt, 81, retired from Ford Motor Company

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Emory Eugene 'Gene' Perritt
Emory Eugene ‘Gene’ Perritt

SHALLOTTE — Emory Eugene ‘Gene’ Perritt, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

Mr. Perritt was born in Columbus County on March 18, 1935, and was the son of the late Emery Monroe and Leecie Mae Britt Perritt. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Bolivia and faithful servant of the Lord throughout his Christian life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and an avid fisherman. He retired from Ford Motor Company.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Perritt; sister, Geraldine Williams; and two grandchildren, Dustin Shearon and Kristofor Perritt.

He is survived by his wife, Susan W. Perritt; five children, Jeff Perritt of Butler, Pa., Dan Perritt, and his wife, Robin, of Greenwood, Ind., Robert Perritt of Leland, Roxanne Powell, and husband her husband, Kenny, of Shallotte, and Rebecca Perritt of Wilmington; three sisters, Marian Hooks of Morrisville, N.C., Hilda White of Whiteville and Linda Nance of Chadbourn; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bolivia, with the Rev. Anthony Clemmons officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug York, Johnny Williams, Rick Hooks, Jamie Perritt, Dewayne Nance and Chuck Nance. Friends are cordially invited to a time of visitation with the family at Mt. Olive Baptist Church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contribution’s in Gene’s name be directed to St. Jude’s Children Hospital at www.stjude.org.

You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.