Rudolph “Rudy” Perry, 84, transitioned peacefully to his eternal rest on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Home.
Rudy was born on August 10, 1937, in Cambridge, MD to the late Olivia Payton Perry and Nathan Raymond Perry. He was a 1955 graduate of Mace’s Lane High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. After serving with the U.S. Navy, Rudy was employed at the Eastern Shore State Hospital, Mid-Atlantic Regional Carpenters and he was a private caregiver.
In 2007, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and became a member of Airey’s United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee. In addition, Rudy enjoyed helping with the maintenance of the church until he could no longer due to health concerns.
He was a sports enthusiast and a loyal fan of the Washington Commanders (formerly the known as the Redskins). He loved spending time with his family and taking cruises. Rudy loved his dogs, Mack and Norris, and would often take them on long car rides.
Rudy leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Eleanor Jackson-Perry; sons Rudolph Woolford (Cynthia), Anthony Perry, Curtis Johnson (Margaret); daughter, Jacqueline Perry; a stepson Ontario Jackson (Benita); step-daughters Drusilla Copeland (Clinton), Wauchilue Adams (Charles), Octavia Jackson, and Altivia Jackson. He is also survived by his brother, Theodore Perry (Janice) and sisters Janet Henry (Franklin*), Katherine Camper (Robert*), and Joan Roberts (Samuel*); brothers-in-law- Melvin Banks, Alexander Travers, Jr. (Bridgette), Jerome Travers (Crystal); sisters-in-law- Brenda Cephas (George), Vernetter Pinder (Tyrone), and Alexzenia Davis (Claudell). Rudy also leaves several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his siblings: Emerson Perry, Thurman Perry, Sophronia Wheatley, Selena Perry, Augusta Molock, Nathaniel Perry, James Perry, and Joseph Perry.