Frank Marshall Perry Jr.


Frank Marshall Perry Jr. passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2019.

Frank was born in Toledo, Ohio but spent his childhood in Pampa, Texas. He attended the Sewanee Military Academy and was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Frank graduated from the Academy with distinction in 1950 and went on to serve in the Korean War. He was later appointed to Webb Institute on Long Island, New York, where he earned his master's in Naval Architecture.

It was while he was at Webb that he met the love of his life, Marjorie Reyling. They were married in 1953 and moved for Navy duty to San Francisco, Guantanamo and Norfolk. After leaving the Navy, Frank was employed at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

His 30-year career at Ingalls included vice president for Nuclear Submarines and culminating in the role of vice president of Quality Assurance. He served our Navy by making sure its vessels were of the highest caliber.

After retiring in 1990, he and Marge traveled the world by air, land and sea.

They eventually settled in Fairhope and were longtime members of St. James Episcopal Church community, serving in many liturgical duties over the years. Frank also thoroughly enjoyed the golf courses - specifically Lakeside Country Club where he golfed with many wonderful friends.

Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marge; son, Frank Marshall Perry III; daughter, Ruthanne Perry Wolk; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, with more on the way.

We have been extremely blessed to have his honorable, wonderful, witty presence for all these years.

Funeral services will be at St. James Episcopal Church on July 18, 2019 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. James Episcopal Church, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 27409 U.S. Hwy. 98, Daphne, Alabama 36526, 251-625-2900,