Man was former Lindsay schools superintendent

By Carol Cole

Transcript Staff Writer

Purcell resident and retired Lindsay superintendent Lural Junior Perry died Thursday in what was termed a "freak accident."

The 69-year-old Perry was reportedly working at a used car lot in Purcell when a vehicle ran over him.

A mechanic was working on the vehicle when it reportedly slipped off its clutch, lurching forward, hitting Perry and knocking him down. He suffered a head injury.

"He was just a super guy," said his wife Fredda Perry. "Anybody who knows him knows what kind of guy he was."

She said the man Perry worked for was a lifelong friend.

"I respect him too, because it was just a freak accident," Fredda Perry said.

It was the second marriage for both Perrys after they lost their spouses -- his wife to cancer, her husband a year later to a heart attack.

"We were all best friends," said Fredda of the 35-year relationship between the couples. "We were very, very close. We were raised together."

The couple married seven years ago and Perry moved to Purcell. They both sold their homes and built a new one in Purcell.

Perry had been a principal and teacher in Yukon Public Schools, taught in Edmond, Claremore and Purcell public schools and retired as superintendent of Lindsay Public Schools.

Services are pending with Wilson-Little Funeral Home of Purcell.

Carol Cole 366-3538 ccole@normantranscript.com

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