Dr. Perry died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at his home.
Alan was raised in Baldwin, and graduated from South Habersham High School, the University of Georgia and Medical College of Georgia.
Alan served in the United States Navy from 1970-72, which included a tour in Vietnam as a Battalion Surgeon with the Second Battalion, 7th Marines out of DaNang, RVN. During this time he received the Silver Star Medal and a Navy Commendation Medal. He then served as General Medical Officer at U.S. Naval Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
After leaving the Navy, he returned to Birmingham, Ala., to complete his general surgery residency under Dr. John Kirkland. He then joined Dr. Lamar Smith and Dr. Doug Rollins in private practice. He later joined Drs. Bucky Wood and Richard Lytle in their private practice, eventually adding Dr. Steve Heinzman and Dr. William Wood III. He retired from surgery in 2012, and became the CEO of Outpatient Services East where he worked until the time of his passing.
Alan was preceded in death by his father, Henry H. Perry.
He is survived by his mother, Lenora Burnett Perry; his two brothers, Michael B. Perry (Celenda) and David L. Perry (Yadira); his children, Henry A. Perry Jr., Brian G. Perry, Leonra J. Perry, Teal Perry Cuellar (Christian), Alexander Perry and John Perry; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family asks memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Ridout’s Valley Chapel, Homewood, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
October 10, 2012