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November 4, 1931 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 86)

Mr. Riley Perdue, age 86 of DeFuniak Springs passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the family residence.   He was born November 4, 1931 in Opp, Alabama the son of John Henry Perdue and Keziah Mandy Booth Perdue.  He served his country in  the United States Air Force  for over 22 years where he worked in food service management.  An interesting note, he was serving at Shepherd Air Force Base, with a buddy of his from DeFuniak Springs, Robert Norris.  One weekend,  while on pass, they went to a local drive-in where Riley met a girl that would become his wife.  Amazingly, Robert met her sister and the DeFuniak boys brought the two Okie sister’s back home as their wives.   After leaving the military he came back to DeFuniak Springs and for a brief time worked with Earl Alford Construction until he was hurt on the job.  He later became employed with OWJC where he taught food management and finally retired from a second career.  Riley was the “outdoor” type and loved gardening.  When indoors he was a fan of The Weather Channel and The Outdoor Channel.  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and he loved his church.  He is predeceased by his wife, Alice Faye Allen Perdue and his siblings, Neal, Collis, Colvin, Comer, Coy, Bill, Malory, Hank, James, Lindy and Mary.  

Among survivors are his children, Brenda Harper and husband Clark, Riley Perdue and wife Song and Alan Perdue.   His grandchildren, Raven, Carl, John and wife Lindsey, Brandon, Kord, and Brittany.  His great grand daughter Bonnie Rae also survives.  

A time of visitation will be Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2 until 4 in the afternoon in Jerry Evans Chapel.  Funeral services will be Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Kenneth Harrison officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.   


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