Wiley Perry, aged 77, passed from this life on, February 11, 2020 in Quitman, Texas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2pm in the Church on the Rock, 302 S Main St, Quitman, TX 75783. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1pm until service time.
Wiley was born, William Wiley Perry, on June 27, 1942 in Granbury, Texas. He has traveled to every continent but Antarctica, and been in more than 100 countries. Through Christ for the Nations, he helped established a Bible College in Zimbabwe, where indigenous citizens were prepared for ministry. As a missionary, he has shared the gospel in Australia, New Zealand, China, Iraq, India, Romania, Zaire, Mexico, and Ireland. His life's calling was to share the gospel and to minister to those who needed hope. Through the years, he has led many people to salvation through Jesus Christ. He has prayed for miracles and seen the miraculous. He has authored books. Completed two degrees, and preached to crowds of 1 to 10,000. He has pastored churches in the U.S., but his passion was always for missions. Those who knew him saw the love of Jesus shining through everything he did. He was a humble man and a simple man. Of all his earthly accomplishments, he valued being a good husband, father, and Pepaw (grandfather and great-grandfather), the most.
Survivors include his Wife Helen J. Perry; children Duane and Penny Deibert, Ricky and Ouida Deibert, Evan and Joleen (Deibert) Yeager, Kevin and Stephanie Deibert, and William E. Perry; Grandchildren Cody and Emily (Deibert) Hart, Matthew and Jessica Deibert, Bobby and Elizabeth (Deibert) Eubanks, Andrew and Calleen Deibert, Brad and Brittney (Deibert) Pryor, Brandee Deibert, Victoria (Yeager) Ham, Nathaniel Yeager, Christian and Chelsea Deibert, Daniel and Lace Deibert, and Katelyn Deibert; Great-Grandchildren Brenna Leona, Bailey Hart, Harrison Deibert, Evelyn Deibert, Arden Deibert, Courtland Deibert, Cyhler Deibert, Brody Pryor, Koltyn Gant, Madisyn Pryor, Mayci Pryor, Audrey Ham, Zachary Ham, Sadie Deibert, Caiden Deibert, James Deibert, and Elise Deibert, sister, Virginia (Perry) Hicks; brother, Trafford Perry, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William Trafford Perry; Mother, Mae Bell Hopper; daughter, Lisa Deibert; infant sons, Jerry Wayne Perry and David Randall Perry, sisters, Freida Livingston, and Wanda Reed.