Wirt Perry of Harrisonville, Missouri was born July 6, 1937 in Basden, West Virginia the son of Frank Okey and Thursey (Cline) Perry. He departed this life on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 13 days.
On October 10, 1957 Wirt was united in marriage to Kay Marie Kerrick in Clinton, Missouri and later was united in marriage to Janice Peery Busbea in Miami, Oklahoma.
In June of 1968, Wirt opened Perry’s Body Shop in Harrisonville. He owned and operated the body shop for 35 years until his retirement. Wirt was an Air Force veteran joining on October 16, 1955 and spent 4 years at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri. He was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Temple, Kansas City, Missouri and had moved to Harrisonville in 1966.
Besides his parents, Wirt was preceded in death by his wife, Janice on July 30, 2007; his sisters, Addie Dunigan and Linda Coleman, Gladys Price and Lillie Lowe.
Wirt is survived by 2 step-sons, Randall Busbea and wife, Penny, Harrisonville, Missouri, Rick Busbea and wife Tracey, Sedona, Arizona; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2022 at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonville Animal Shelter and maybe sent in care of the Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri.