William Don Perrine, age 87, of Newton Falls passed away peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1929 in Gassaway, WV the son of the late Dexter B. & Nellie Rosetta (Singleton) Perrine.
Don married the love of his life, Donna L. Langley on February 21, 1957 and they enjoyed 48 years of marriage together before she passed away on April 16, 2005.
Don had lived in Newton Falls since 1947 formerly of West Virginia. He worked as a Millwright for Rockwell International for 27 years, then worked at US Steel until it closed. Then he also worked at Daimler Chrysler for 25 years until his retirement in 2003. Don was a member of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion in Newton Falls & the UAW Local #122. Don enjoyed traveling to West Virginia for family visits, hunting, reading, watching the Cleveland Indians, mowing, gardening and spending time with his dogs. Anyone that knew Don knew about his great sense of humor.
Memories of Don will be carried on by his loving family; his daughters Beth (Rick) Leopold of College Station,TX, Megan Perrine of Newton Falls; 3 grandchildren Holland (Zachery) Angello, Morgan Leopold (Bryce Walker), and Kelsie Leopold; 4 great-grandchildren Haiden, Declyn, Bentley, Zea, and grand”doggers” Emmee and Gretel. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna, 1 sister: Virginia Ruth Hacker, 2 brothers: Dexter Ray Perrine, Von Dale (Joe) Perrine.
Calling hours were held on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 4:00-7:00PM at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00AM with Pastor Bradley White officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
A special thanks to Don’s caregivers Tiffany Prvonozac, Tina Henderson, Dolly Wilson, Debbie Almashy, Renee Neatrour, Leslie Wilson, Steve Maas, Cookie Hurst and Carol Davis. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations please be made to the Hospice of the Valley 8747 Squires Lane NE Warren, OH 44484 in memory of William Don Perrine.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, Inc., 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330) 872-5440. Family and friends may view his obituary online or to send condolences to the family, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com