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Fred H. “Skip” Perryman

Birth Date: November 14, 1941
Death Date: March 15, 2017

Fred “Skip” H. Perryman, Jr., 75, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Skip was born November 14, 1941, in Clinton, IL to Fred H. and Noeva M. (Taylor) Perryman, Sr. He served in the United States Army state side, in Korea, and later in France while building the Berlin Wall. He married Jan M’ree Bennett in 1969 and together they had two sons.
Skip bowled for over 50 years, He attended 25 National Tournaments and was inducted into the Macon County Bowling Hall of Fame in 2002. He served and held many offices on the Decatur Bowling Board for more than 35 years. He was known as DJ Kid Dynomite for more than 30 years. He was an avid racing fan and driver. He was a race track announcer of stock cars, go karts, motorcycles and demo derby. He was an instructor for NRA shooting and gun clubs. He was Quartermaster for the Local VFW 99 and previously for Clinton Post 4168.
Skip is survived by his two sons, Lynn (Mandy Scheibly) Perryman of Hardyville, KY and Kevin (Tina) Perryman of Decatur; three grandchildren, Levi, Lindy and Zachary Perryman;one sister, Jane Ginder of Springfield; and special friend, Roger Brady.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one nephew.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Skip Perryman will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 20 , 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, in Clinton, where full military honors will be conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in care of Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
The family of Skip Perryman is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Video Tribute for Skip Perryman:

March 19, 2017
2:00 pm
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
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Funeral Service
March 20, 2017
10:00 am
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Skip was truly a remarkable man. He took pride in all he did!! He could make you laugh in a heartbeat!! Lots of fun and memories!! You will be missed. Lots of prayers to the family RIP buddy LALA

  2. My dear half-brother and I didn't share a lot of time but when we did it was always filled with happiness and laughter, Skip was a natural at making people laugh and enjoy being around him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with all of you at this time. God bless.

  3. Skip was always well liked by everyone & announced at the races a lot. Our condolences to the family! My they see him in heaven!
    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Ray & Linda Thevenot

  4. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family. My the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your hearts and help you through this time of sorrow. Skip was a great guy and I will miss him and his smile.

    Gloria Jackson

  5. My Prayer’s and condolences for the family. May coping with the loss & sorrow be comforted with the many fond memories you share with your father. Though I did not know Skip that well I can tell by the fine sons he raised he was a good man. God Bless.

  6. Well, where do we begin you stud, and you know I would say that. Will miss you a lot, the VFW won't be the same without you there. I keep looking back at your birthday party and laughing, you had a ball. David and I are in your family's prayer's at this time. Love you Skip our secret we share is mine now

  7. Skip was a great friend for over 40 years…we started to DJ about the same time and loved music. I remember him playing music at the old Mt. Zion Bowl in the early 80s. He was loyal to the VFW as an Army veteran. My wife and I will miss his laugh and jokes. He was a great PR guy. Deepest condolences to the Perryman family. RIP Skip.

  8. May God be with you all during this sad time. The times I spent with Skip are full of great memories. I will miss his stories, jokes and ready smile. I am thankful to have been his half-sister.

  9. Great Friend and Brother in Arms. Your wittiness will be missed and never forgotten. Love you Skip. Until Valhalla.

  10. Skip was such a great guy. He will be missed. His smile and wit was infectious which made it a joy to always be around him. I am so sorry for your loss.

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