Reverend Winston Craig Perry, Jr., 79, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2016.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Victory Praise and Worship Center in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The Reverend Doctor Allen Cherry will be presiding.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.
Craig was born in Scotland Neck to Winston Craig Perry, Sr. and Reba Rogister Perry. He graduated from Scotland Neck High School and then served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. Craig attended North Carolina State University and farmed until graduating from Southeastern Seminary with his wife, Gloria. He served for 23 years as a Baptist pastor at Community Center Baptist Church, Roanoke Baptist Church, and Park Baptist Church.
Craig was preceded in death by his brother, Don Perry.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gloria Padgette Perry; his daughter, Yvonne Perry Smith and husband Wes of Cary; his son, Gordon Jarvis Perry and wife Kelly of Roxboro; four grandchildren, Whitney Perry Putney and husband Martin, Corey Perry, Ashley Smith, and Molly Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Ayden Putney and Easton Putney.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.