Bobby Joe "Lightning" Perry

March 24, 1950 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 70)


Mr. Bobby Joe “Lighting” Perry, age 70, of Thomas Ave., Boaz, died January 3, 2021 at Riverview Regional Medical Center.

Graveside Service will be Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 3:30 PM at the Mt. Zion Cemetery with Scott Bobo officiating. There will not be a public visitation. The family requests adherence to the current health restrictions of masks and social distancing. Please save your hugs and handshakes for healthier and happier times.

Bobby Joe Perry was born in DeKalb County. He was raised in the small town of Aroney by Guy and Hazel Lee Camp. Bobby was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Bobby was married to his wife Mary for 50 wonderful years. Together, they raised two daughters and one son. Bobby was known to all as a very dedicated and hard-working man. Bobby was a truck driver for Mitchell’s Groceries for over 30 years. Prior to becoming a truck driver, Bobby owned the Aroney store for many years. When he was not working, Bobby enjoyed being surrounded by his family and keeping in touch with his friends by giving them a phone call. Bobby also enjoyed staying in with Mary and watching television while snuggling their two dogs, TJ and JJ. Bobby cared so much for those around him and always knew how to put a smile on anyone’s face.

“You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.” -Dale Earnhardt

He is survived by Wife: Mary Brooks Perry of Boaz, Daughters and Sons-In-Laws Christie and Scott Bobo of Aroney and Amy and Heath Adams of Albertville, Daughter-In-Law: Vickie Veal of Albertville, Sister-In-Law and Brother-In-Law: Donna and Kenny Smith of Boaz, Grandchildren: Brooke Hedrick, Ashley Hubbard, Hailee Manderson, Jaycie Bobo, Rylee Veal, Jacob Adams, Jayden Bobo, and Jesslyn Bobo, Special Niece and Nephew: Kensley and Lane Smith, 5 Great Grandchildren Preceded in Death by Son: Junior Veal, Parents: Hazel Lee and Guy Camp and Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law: Marie and Junior Brooks

Pallbearers will be Paul Uptain, Jimmy Floyd, Richie “Crash” Lane, Kenneth “Hondo” Cooley, Mitchell “Droopy Drawers” West, and Eddie “Dogwood” Battles. Honorary Pallbearers Jeff “Yard Dog” Nabors, Milton “Hard Rock” Stone, Steve Williams, George Walker, Ronny Watkins, Sam Dooley, and Rodney Teal.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to encourage friends to donate to the Mt. Zion Youth/ Children’s Project.

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Graveside Service
January 5, 2021

3:30 PM
Mt. Zion Cemetery

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