Frank C. Perch was born July 16, 1945, in Pulaskifield, Missouri, one of seven children born to Clarence and Sophie (Keuchel) Perch. He went into retirement on June 25, 2022 in Joplin, Missouri at the age of 76. Frank attended Pulaskifield Catholic School, then attended St. Agnes High School and Sacred Heart Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Frank served in the US Marines for many years. He worked for MoDOT and in 1999 he retired from MoDOT as a supervisor. Frank enjoyed fishing, boating, sports, especially Cardinal baseball, and wholesale shopping. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life. He was a member of St. Canera Catholic Church and was very dedicated to his Catholic faith. On August 14, 1965, Frank and Judy Jane Cherry were married in Pulaskifield and she predeceased him on March 16, 2021.
He is survived by two daughters, Lori Randolph and her husband, Eugene of Carthage, Missouri, and Andrea Williams of Neosho, Missouri; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Perkins of Monett, Missouri, and Loretta Lowe of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and one brother, Gary Perch of Monett, Missouri.
Besides his wife and parents, he is predeceased by a grandson, Tyler Jessen; two sisters and a brother. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, June 29 at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, beginning at 5 p.m. and a rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at St. Canera Catholic Church, Neosho, Father Charles Dunn will officiate. Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.