Perry Lee Rethelford, 84, of Hoopeston, passed away at 1:56 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.
Perry was born on August 28, 1935, in East Lynn, Illinois, the son of Paul and Dora (Campbell) Rethelford. He married Barbara Catron on March 4, 1967, in Anna, Illinois. She survives.
He is also survived by two brothers- Bob (Rita) Rethelford of Hoopeston and Marvin (Judy) Rethelford of Catlin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers- Harry, Paul, and Dick Rethelford and one sister- Joanne Free.
Perry graduated from John Greer High School. He owned and operated Rethelford Flooring, in Hoopeston, for several years, until his retirement. Perry and Barbara built Rosewood Terrace in 1987. He enjoyed working and taking care of Rosewood Terrace. Perry was an avid golfer and member of Hubbard Trail County Club. He was also a mason and shriner for several years.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston United Methodist Church or to H.A.R.T. The family has entrusted Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Perry’s life. Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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