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Marvin L. Perryman, Jr.

November 24, 1926 — October 30, 2023

Louisville

Marvin L. Perryman, Jr.

 

Marvin Lee Perryman, Jr.

November 24th, 1926-October 30th, 2023

Marvin Lee Perryman, Jr. 96 was born in Portsmith, VA to the late Marvin Lee Perryman Sr. and Catherine Dudley Perryman.  He is preceded in death by four sisters, Francis Parrish, Claudia Veigl,    Harriett Leonard, and Jackie Malzahn.  He was married to Marilyn Florence Marshall and had 3 daughters, Patrice Perryman (Terry Pearson), Janet Gittings (Terry Metzger) and Karen Rehl (Steve).  He had Two grandsons, Michael Gittings and Steven Rehl.  Marvin was a retired Lt. Colonel in the Airforce.  He started his military career in the Navy in WWII spending time in Guam.  When he returned, he joined the Sonja Henie Ice Capades and traveled the country.  During one of his tour stops, he came to Louisville from Indianapolis to watch another ice show.  The show had left town the week prior so he and his buddy went to the armory to skate, That is where he met the love of his life Marilyn.  They were married and she too joined the Ice Capades where they continued their life of adventure.  After retiring from the Ice capades, he joined the Air Guard after a stent in civilian life at Vermont American and IBM.  In 1968 he was called up for active duty during the Pueblo Crisis and decided to make it his career.  The Air Force sent him to Vietnam where he was stationed in Saigon and was instrumental in setting up their computer systems utilizing his knowledge from IBM.  Upon returning home, he spent many years at bases across the country including time at the Pentagon and the White House.  He was considered to be the combined armed forces expert in Colbal programming.  Marvin retired from the military in 1986.  In 2015, Marvin participated in an honor flight where someone captured him on video showing off his dancing skills at Washington National Airport.  That video went viral and is still receiving many views to this day.  Marvin and Marilyn lived a very active life until just recently, including dancing weekly and snow skiing. They were both seen dancing as recently as this past August.  Marvin was an actor, performing in many local and regional plays.  He was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed classical music.  He played Uncle Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker on Ice into his 70’s.  A man of many talents, loved by all that knew him.  We shall ever hold his memories near our hearts.

Visitation will be on:        Friday November 3rd from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

                                                Saturday November 4th from 8:30am – 10:00am               

                                                Burial Service will follow.

Louisville Memorial Gardens

4400 Dixie Highway

Louisville, KY 40216

 

 

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Visitation

Friday, November 3, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Louisville Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home West

4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216

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Visitation

Saturday, November 4, 2023

8:30 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Louisville Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home West

4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Louisville Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home West

4400 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40216

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