August 8, 1938 - May 6, 2016
Perry was born in August in the year of 1938 to Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Whitfield. He resided in Vienna, Ill with his parents and six other siblings until the age of 5. After the death of his parents he came to live in Henderson, TN and was adopted by Joseph and Ella Hart, longtime Residents of Chester County. He went to Gibson Rosenwald Elementary school and graduated from Chester County High school in 1954. He enrolled at Tenn. State University, Nashville, TN in the winter of 1954 seeking a major in Agriculture Education. Perry loved to sing and compose songs. During his productive time he wrote and recorded many songs that aired over the local radio stations in Tenn. His “Hit Song” ‘No Picking in the Corner’ quickly rose upon the hit parade and became No. 9 on all the musical charts in and around Nashville and surrounding TN cities. Perry was a devoted Christian and his faith in God was strong. He was baptized into the Oak Grove Church of Christ in Henderson and continued to be faithful in the church after he no longer resided in the state. He lived in Jacksonville, Florida for several years working as one of the top Security Officers with the famous Security outreach of Wackenhut Corporation, and previously worked with Wells Fargo Security in New York City. Bubba also loved to hunt and fish were his favorite hobbies. He returned to his home in Henderson in 2007 after retiring and has resided there until his illness. He leaves to mourn him the family that he loved so very much: Three sons, Alan Hart of Altadena, CA, Jerald (Jerry) Hart and Gary Hart of Henderson, TN., Five grandchildren: Letecia Hart, Devon Hart, United States Navy Japan, (Jenny); Patrick Hart, Brittany Hart, Jackson, TN and Keegan Hart, Santa Clara, CA., Eleven great-grandchildren: Samaria, Lucas, Ariele, Ashton, Austin, Aaron, Avayaa, Autumn, Devon Jr., Lahony, and LeNeia. Two sisters: Frances Thompson, Mary Champion and two brothers: Willie Whitfield and Howard Wade, and other nieces, nephews, his Conservator, Ms. R. Craig and friends.
Perry was born in August in the year of 1938 to Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Whitfield. He resided in Vienna, Ill with his parents and six other siblings until the age of 5. After the death of his parents he came to live in Henderson, TN and was adopted... View Obituary & Service Information
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