Westbrook-Richard “Ricky” Wayne Perry, 74, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born on September 6, 1943, in Portland, Maine, the son of Franklin Sr. and Jeanette (Gladu) Perry.
Richard was raised in the Portland area and attended Portland Schools. He was a very dedicated and hard worker, spending his career as a truck driver for the Portland News Company delivering newspapers and magazines, which enabled him to meet many people and make many lifelong friends. Besides working Richard always enjoyed being with his kids and other family members this always provided him with joy and happiness. He was the type of guy that would do anything for his family and friends always making sure if they needed a hand he was there.
On October 8, 1984, he married Cheryl Carson and they enjoyed 33 years together.
He also shared a passion for auto racing with his son, Stephen and his granddaughter, Alicia who was a Race Car driver. He always made sure to keep up with his son’s TV show Mainley MotorSports.
Richard also was a very proud grandfather to his eight grandchildren and also a proud great-grand father to one great-grandchild.
He is predeceased by his sister, Sandra Jean Perry and step daughter, Tracy Delrymple.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cheryl A. Perry of Westbrook; son, Stephen Perry of Sanford; two daughters, Deborah Bridges and her husband Danny of Buxton, Heather Bennett and her husband Gregory of Portland; two sisters, Joan Blodgett of South Portland, Paula Charles and her husband Donnie of North Fort Myers Florida; one brother, Franklin D. Perry Jr.; eight grandchildren, Alicia, Andrea, Justin, Kevlin, Glacie, Bentley, Annabelle and Greta and one great grandchild, Charlotte.
Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 4:00-7: 00 pm at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home 660 Brighton Avenue in Portland. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Calvary Cemetery in the Old Calvary section at 11:00 am in South Portland.