Wiley Perry, 1942-2020


Wiley Perry, 77, passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2020 in Quitman. Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Church on the Rock in Quitman. The family received friends at the church beginning at 1 p.m. until service time.

Mr. Perry was born William Wiley Perry on June 27, 1942 in Granbury. He has traveled to every continent but Antarctica and had been in more than 100 countries. Through Christ for the Nations, he helped establish 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 one 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; and sisters, Freida Livingston and Wanda Reed.