Perry W. Moyer, age 61, of East Poultney passed away on Dec. 6 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, after a short illness.
Perry was born in Granville on April 29, 1947, son of Ernest K. Moyer Sr., and the late Jenny Ella (Willis) Moyer. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force in Viet Nam. Perry married his wife, Betty on May 20, 1989 in Benson, Vt. Prior to his retirement in May 2007, he was employed by Green Mountain College for 33 years in security and later became the Director of Security.
He was a member of the Poultney Rescue Squad for 15 years and also the J. Claire Carmody American Legion Post #39 of Poultney. Perry was a member of the Cairo Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S of Rutland, VT, Patrol and Drum, Legion of Honor, and most recently as Recorder of the Cairo Shrine. Perry belonged to the Scottish Rite.
As a Mason, Perry served as Past Master, and Secretary of Morning Star Lodge #37 F& AM. of Poultney, VT. He also served as District Deputy of the Fourth Masonic District. Perry was an avid New England Sports Fan and also enjoyed golfing, bowling and wood working.
Perry is survived by his wife, Betty (Ladd) Moyer of East Poultney; his father, Ernest K. Moyer, Sr., of East Poultney; three brothers, Ernest Moyer Jr. of Bridgewater, Mass., Kenneth F. Moyer of East Poultney, Richard E. Moyer of East Poultney, VT and by many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Ella Moyer, in 1958.
Relatives and friends were invited to call Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney. A Funeral Service was held the following Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Poultney Methodist Church . The Rev. David Adams, pastor will officiate. Interment followed in the Poultney Cemetery.
Donations in the memory of Perry may be made to Morning Star Masonic Lodge #37, c/o Charles Shenkel, 211 York Street, Poultney, VT 05764 or to the Cairo Shriners, 51 Washington Street, Rutland, VT 05701.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney.