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Perry Head

April 24, 1941 — February 18, 2021

Perry Head

Perry Head, age 79 of Gatesville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Waco.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Waco Memorial Park, 6223 South Interstate 35, Robinson, Texas.

Perry was born on April 24, 1941 in Waco, to the late William Perry and Willie Stelle Head.  He grew up in Waco and graduated from Waco High School in 1960.  He worked at Hercules in McGregor for many years, until he opened Unique Machine Shop in 1977, in Oglesby. He was married to Dolores Saffle Head for twenty-five years, until she preceded him in death.  He later married Phyllis Caldwell Gellasch on June 18, 1994.  For many years, he coached girls softball and was instrumental in bringing the softball program to Gatesville High School.  He loved fishing, especially in south Texas and Mexico, hunting and the outdoors.  He also enjoyed spending time on his ranch with his cattle and watching his grandchildren’s sporting activities.  Perry supported his community and in 2009 was honored with having the Coryell County Youth Fair dedicated to him.  He was very generous, patriotic, loving and “loved life” in general.  He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Perry had his “own sense of humor” and always wanted a large family to love.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Head; children, Deanna Lueckenotte and husband, Bryan, Trina Chamberlain and husband, Phil, Lisa Carothers and husband, Larry, Tara Jordan and husband, Todd, Richard Gellasch and wife, Jenny; sister, Carolyn Kline and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Taylor Lueckenotte, Brad Carothers and wife, Amber, Justin Carothers and wife, Whitney, Christopher Erwin and wife, Ashley, Crockett Carothers, Justin Jaynes and wife, Sami, Lacy Gellasch, Taite Gellasch and wife, Kristina, Kipp Gellasch, Ty Jordan, Brookelyn Jordan; great grandchildren, Curry, Darcy, Brady, Grace, Presley and Bailey Rae; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family has designated memorials be made to the Coryell County Youth Fair, P.O. Box 133, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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