John Dawson Perry, III

November 25, 1958 - April 15, 2024

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John Dawson Perry, III, 65, of Ryland Heights, KY, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and former Boy Scout Leader. John was a long-time truck driver with Reis Concrete Products out of Alexandria, KY. He was a member of the Licking Valley Antique Machinery Association and the Ohio Valley Antique Machine and Tractor Club. John was preceded in death by his father: Junior Perry; mother: Katherine Ulrich; siblings: Linda Perry and Katherine Burgess and granddaughter: Gabrielle. He is survived by his loving wife and better half of 30 years: Kimberly Perry; children: April Coffee, John Dawson "J.D." Perry IV, Katherine "Kippie" (Randy Bevis) Perry and Mashell "Shelly" (Nate) Hurst; siblings: Richard Perry and Virginia Smith; grandchildren: Brooke, Anthony, Jaydan, Seth, Eastin and Everly and great-grandchild: James. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Funeral services for John will take place on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Interment with an Honor Guard Service will follow at Independence Cemetery, 5358 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Covington, KY 41015 is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Chris Kidd - Apr 21, 2024
John I’ll miss you so much you grumpy old man! I already miss the mornings when you were one of the first people I’d see. All the breakfasts you’d bring for us to eat together in the mornings at State Ave and the conversations we shared meant so much more than you ever knew. I would have never imagined the last time I would have seen you was that morning. Thanks for the McDonald’s apple pie that day. You are one of the greatest! Thank you for letting us know each other and all the “Chris, let me ask you a question” conversations.
Joe Asche(Adkins) - Apr 18, 2024
I am so sorry to hear this. You will be missed.
Paul and Pamela Fuller - Apr 18, 2024
So sorry to hear and see a great friend passed.He is a good hearted person.He will be missed.So sorry to hear this.Rip John.Many memories
Barbara woods - Apr 18, 2024
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. John would do anything for my father , Tippy. John was just the nicest man man. You will be in my prayers.
Keith and Lana Ramsey - Apr 17, 2024
No words can express what a feeling it was to hear of John passing. He was my best friend for many years, my go to person when I thought I needed someone, he was always honest and straight with me no matter if I liked hearing it or not. You don't find many true friends like John. Our friendship got me through many tough times in life and I will cherish our friendship and Memories as long as I live. Fly High Ol Buddy! Until we meet again.
Craig Meyer (cmt) - Apr 17, 2024
Will miss our hours of conversations about nothing on the phone while driving such a wonderful human to know sorry you will be missed
Tony Drew - Apr 17, 2024
John was an all around amazing person, the jokes and grumpy attitude will always be missed by many.
James Baker ( KAR KRUSHERS) - Apr 17, 2024
I'm sorry to hear about this he was a good guy to work with. He and my coworker Mike Sherwood was good friends as well.Mike had just passed at Thanksgiving.

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