Curtis Edward Perry

Curtis Edward Perry, Jr., 89, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Patriot’s Colony in Williamsburg. He was a native of Elizabeth City, NC, and has resided in Carrollton, VA since 1968. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.  Curtis was a Newport News Shipyard apprentice school graduate and supported alumni activities.  He was working as a supervisor over Nuclear Submarines when he retired in 1998 after thirty-nine years of service. Curtis enjoyed woodworking, where he built toys and furniture, had a pilot’s license and loved to fly, and was an avid golfer.  

Curtis is survived by his loving spouse of forty-six years, Patricia R. Perry; children, Denise Greene (Wesley), Curtis “Ash” Perry, Alisa Bowman (Danny), and Barbara Silk; siblings, Joyce Herring, James Perry (Mary), and Mary Ann Wussow (Tom); grandchildren, Hillary Davis, Rensselaer Greene, and Brandon Silk; one great-grandchild, Flora Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service, officiated by Pastor Wes Taylor, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. 


  1. Jerry and Glenda Franklin

    He was a long time neighbor and friend. Glenda and I always enjoyed our encounters with Curtis and Patricia on evening walks. We are saddened by his passing and our prayers are with Patricia. We are also saddened that we will be unable to attend his memorial as we will be out-of-town for our granddaughter’s HS graduation. May Curtis rest in peace.

  2. Mark and Mary Nancy Saunders

    We are saddened by Curtis’s passing and extend our sympathy to Pat and the family. We enjoyed them as neighbors for many years, and Curtis was a helpful mentor to Mark during some of their years together at Newport News Shipbuilding. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him.

  3. Dr . Franklin and Esmeralda Soriano

    Love Curtis and Pat , been their neighbors for many many years now and a good friend , missed them visiting our clinic in Portsmouth , having lunches /Dinners together . He is a very goodman , great family . We personally requested to include him in a mass for today with Father Jasmin at Fort Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 5:30 pm. We know that God will take care of him since he is such a good person , he will be surely missed . Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family . We have another death in the family in Connecticut leaving Monday , hopefully be back then .

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