Jagers & Sons Funeral Home: Obituaries

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William E. Perine William E. Perine
(June 5, 1943 - January 8, 2011)

William E. Perine, age 67 of Athens died early Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2011 at his home. Born June 5, 1943 at his Grandmother’s home in Happy Hollow, Perry County, he was the son of late Andy “AJ” & Garnet G. Wetzel Perine.

A 1961 graduate of Corning High School and a 1964 graduate of Ohio University, he retired in 2004 from Hocking College with over 40 years of service as an Instructor in the Recreation and Wildlife Program. He was one of the initial Instructors in that program when the College was organized.

He was a 37 year resident of Dutch Creek Road. He enjoyed hunting as a young man, and as he developed he put down his rifle and started hunting wildlife with a camera. His photographs of nature are well known thru the area. He enjoyed bow shooting competitions and was one of the first members of the IBO (serving on the Board of Directors and as Vice President). He was responsible for bringing the IBO Competition to Hocking College for 25 years, a duty his daughter now handles. He loved teaching and enjoyed learning something new everyday. He also was a nature enthusiast, especially birds, which he identifies by their calls and flight patterns. He co-authored the book, “Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of S.E. Ohio”.

Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Cavanaugh Perine; a daughter, Theresa Marie Perine of Athens and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Sydney Perine Sheffler, who called her papa “The Spoiler”. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a sister, Helen “Sissy” Wade and a brother, Andy “Sonny” Perine.

Visiting hours will he held on Saturday, Jan. 15th, 1:00 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends and colleagues are invited to share stories and memories of Bill during the service.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 or a charity of donor’s choice.