In Memory of Hubert Lee Perry, W5ZIN, SK
May 19, 1926—December 31, 2008
Hubert Lee Perry, 82, of Caldwell, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at St Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, Texas. Services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell, Texas, with Rev. Todd Jordan officiating. Interment will be in the Caldwell Masonic Temple.
Mr. Perry had been disabled since 1947, as the result of an accident. He was an avid Amateur Radio Operator, and one of the originators of the 7290 Traffic Net on 40 Meters. Mr. Perry has been recognized on numerous occasions for his dedication to the 7290 Traffic Net and Amateur Radio. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion Post No. 451, of Caldwell, Texas. Several years ago, he wrote and published a book detailing the Perry family genealogy from 1704—1903.
Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Caldwell, 404 West Buck, Caldwell, TX, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information call 979-567-3232.
The Texas Traffic Net will miss our friend & mentor
Huber Perry, W5ZIN, was a very special individual. He inspired so many of us that are in Amateur Radio today. However, Hubert's inspiration went way beyond Amateur Radio.
Although Hubert had been recognized many times for his notable achievements over the years, he always remained a very kind and humble man—a fine example for us to follow.
Hubert was the first person I ever spoke with on the 7290 Traffic Net, many years ago. He inspired me then, and my memories of him inspire me now.
Hubert inspired the activities of the other traffic nets by being present most every day or evening. It was always a pleasure hearing his positive encouraging voice checking into the nets.
Thank you Hubert, our dear friend. You will be missed.
The Texas Traffic Net sends along our sympathy to Hubert's family. Our Prayers are with you.
73 and God Bless!
Lou Everett, Sr., WA5LOU