Glenn F. “Fred” Perry, Jr.


Glenn F. “Fred” Perry Jr., 60, of Indianapolis, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at his home.

Glenn was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Franklin, the son of Glenn Frederick Sr. and Saundra Royce Perry.

Fred was a member of the last graduating class of Columbus High School in 1973.

He enjoyed music, swimming, and was a Colts fan. Fred also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Saundra Royce (Charles E.) Martin; daughters, Rachelle M. (Thomas) Cox of Mooresville, Holly S. (Hershel) Gerson of San Francisco and Lindsey (Josh) Ayers of Carlsbad, California; sisters, Julie (Bruce) Giggy of Columbus and Lisa (Jim) Spray of Indianapolis, brothers, James R. “Jamie” Perry of Plano, Texas, Joseph O. “Joe” Perry of Owensboro, Kentucky, Brett M. (Jeanie) Perry of Franklin and Dana J. Perry of Columbus; stepbrothers, Greg L. (Andi) Martin of Hanover and Charles D. Martin of Owensboro, Kentucky; grandchildren, Shelby M. Cox, Makalah J. Cox, Jianna M. Ayers and Jenevie M. Ayers; an uncle, Dan (Marcia) Owens of Greenwood; 21 nieces and nephews; 24 great-nieces and nephews; and his previous wife, Susan E. Shafer, who remained close and held a special place in Fred’s life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Frederick Perry Sr. and grandparents, Mabel and Amber Scott and Robert and Rosemary Owens.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St., Columbus, with Pastor Chuck Coleman officiating. Calling will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army through the funeral home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 9 a.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet at