Fitzhugh Lee Perry

Frankford-Fitzhugh Lee Perry, 87, of Frankford, passed away Saturday, Mar. 30, 2019, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Born Apr. 6, 1931, at Auto, he was the son of the late William Fitzhugh Perry and Gertrude May Adams Perry.

Mr. Perry graduated from Renick High School Class of 1950 and was active in football and basketball. Mr. Perry was a pilot who loved to fly. He owned and operated a construction business and among many projects was instrumental in remodeling most of Dulles and National Airports. Mr. Perry was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. He never met a stranger, loved his family and was a Christian who loved God and his country.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Opal, Vula and Sarah; and four brothers, Hermit, Ralph, William and Patrick.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Blanche Bates Ballard Perry; sons, Mark Perry (Kathleen) of Keyser, and Spencer Perry of Pennsylvania; stepson, David Saccone of Virginia; daughters, Kitty Sue Perry of Frankford, and Kathy Modlin (Stephen) of Inwood; sister, Laura Palmer of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Patrick Hunt, Nathan and Isaac Modlin and Morgan Perry; great-granddaughter, Zoe Modlin; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held on Wednesday, Apr. 3, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, Lewisburg, where Pastor Robert Hefner officiated. Burial followed in Woodland Cemetery, Auto.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service, Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the caregivers who enabled Mr. Perry to remain in his home during the past four years.

Donations of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at and of course flowers are always welcome.

Online guestbook may be signed at

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