Jon Ray Perryman

Jon Ray Perryman
October 29, 1938 – September 8, 2015

And the band poured forth the anthem in notes both bright and clear and ten thousand Aggie voices sang the song they hold so dear. And when the band had finished, St. Peter wiped his eyes and said, “It’s not so hard to see they’re meant for Paradise.” And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said as he stiffly took his stand, “It’s just another Corps Trip, boys, we’ll march in behind the band.” by P.H. DuVal, Jr.’51 Jon Ray Perryman, 76, of College Station, in the presence of his loving wife passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Christus DuBuis Hospital in Bryan. Life Tribute Service will begin at 1:30pm with visitation until the time of service at 2pm on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in the College Station Cemetery. Deacon Teb Baker will officiate the services. Life Tribute ceremony is in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jon was born to Ray and Pearl Witt Perryman in Bryan, Texas. He was a life long resident of Bryan, Texas. He attended Texas Agriculture and Mechanical College and was a member of the Corp of Cadets. Jon prided himself on the values of living his life in the tradition of the Aggie Code. He was an active member of the Association of Former Students. He was a Public School Teacher for many years until he retired. He attended Mass frequently at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with his wife.

His parents, his step-son Adam Bowers precede him in death.

His survivors include his wife Mary Ellen Perryman; his children Mario Bowers and wife Carmela, Melissa Bowers, Jordan Bowers, Kenneth Bowers, Adrie Bowers, Staci Postula and husband Eric; his brother Jack Witt Perryman; his sister Billie Blair Stumbough and husband Michael; and eleven grandchildren, and close relatives.

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  1. My Dear & Special Gentleman, you are Dearly Loved & Missed. You are Heaven Bound if not there yet. What Joy you must have had at seeing your Mother’s Face I Pray your Soul Rest In Peace. Love & Prayers Always Your Loving wife Maryellen/Doll

  2. Papa Jon I am so blessed to have had you in my life, You will be remembered always. Such a kind and caring man. I take comfort in knowing that your in heaven with your parents and Adam and that your watching over us. We will love and miss you always

  3. On behalf of the TAMU Class of 1960, I wish Jon’s family God’s comfort during these sad days.
    Jerry Bradshaw ’60
    Co-Class Agent

  4. So sad to hear of another Classmate’s passing. Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family, may you celebrate his life and may his memory comfort you.

    John ’60 and Gayle Erskine

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