History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Riley O. Perry and his wife Dorothy (Mama Dot) Perry moved to Centre, AL in April of 1937 and established Perry Funeral Home. Its first location was in a small residence on North River St., later moving to a new building on Main Street. Riley’s son Bill joined the business with his father in 1949. In 1956 the Perrys again moved to a new location on Cedar Bluff Rd. in Centre, where it operated for 41 years. In 1981, Bill’s son Bob joined the firm and began the third generation of Perrys operating the funeral home. On March 9, 1997, Bill and his son Bob opened their new 17,000 square foot facility to meet the needs of the families they serve. In 2007, they purchased Jordan Funeral Home of Centre, and combined all operations into their one facility.

Our Valued Staff

  • Bob Perry

    Bob Perry Owner

    Bob is a lifelong resident of Cherokee County and is the third generation of Perrys to serve our community. He is a 1978 graduate of Cherokee County High School and 1982 graduate of John A. Gupton College with a degree in Mortuary Science.

    Bob is married to the former Lorrie Weeks, and they have three children, Trevor, Emily & Kameron. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Centre. Bob is a lifetime member of the Cherokee County Rescue Squad.

  • Bill Perry

    Bill Perry Owner

    Bill was born in Georgiana, AL and is a graduate of Cherokee County High School, Snead Junior College, and a 1949 graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science. He was married to the late former Peggy Thacker and presently married to the former Carolyn Garner.

    He is past president of the Alabama Funeral Director's Assocation & John A. Gupton College Alumni Association. Bill is a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and a founder and lifetime member of the Cherokee County Rescue Squad.

  • Ken Perry

    Ken Perry Funeral Director

    Ken and his wife Kim Rodgers Perry reside in Centre along with their two daughters, Kendal & Karlee. His family are members of Centre First United Methodist Church. He is a graduate of Cherokee County High School and a licensed funeral director.

    Ken is the Owner/Operator of Perry Monument Company.

  • Robert Glenn

    Robert Glenn Funeral Director/ Embalmer

    Robert and his wife, Linda reside in Gaylesville. They have four sons and three grandchildren. He is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science.

    He is a bi-vocational minister and attends Cornerstone Church in Cedar Bluff.

  • Whitney  Waddell

    Whitney Waddell Funeral Director/ Embalmer

    Whitney and her husband Kevin reside in Leesburg, along with their son Barrett. She is a 2004 graduate of Sardis High School, 2006 graduate of Gadsden State Community College, and a 2013 graduate of Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Whitney and her family attend Centre First United Methodist Church.

  • Kathy Rodgers

    Kathy Rodgers Office Manager

    Kathy is married to Steve Rodgers and they have two children, Mason and Cooper. She is a 1989 graduate of Cherokee County High School and a 1991 graduate of Gasden Business College. She and her family are members of the Centre First United Methodist Church.

  • Kimball Parker

    Kimball Parker Funeral assistant

    Kimball was born and raised in Centre and is a 1977 graduate of Cherokee County High School. He is married to the former Karen Anderson and they have four children; Adam, Samantha, Kimberly and Chris. He is owner of the Parker Insurance agency and is currently serving as a county commisioner for Cherokee County. Kimball and his family are members of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

  • Trevor Perry

    Trevor Perry Funeral Assistant

    Trevor is the fourth generation of Perrys to work at the funeral home. He is currently attending college at the University of South Alabama.