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Howard "JR" Pervine

d. January 30, 2022

Mr. Howard "JR" Pervine, age 98, of Murray, Kentucky died on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Pervine was born on July 21, 1923, in Hartford City, Indiana, to the late Howard Irvine Pervine Sr. and Rebecca Ruth Bosworth Pervine. He was a graduate of Purdue University and owned and operated Pervine's Kitchens in Lafayette, Indiana. Howard was a WWII veteran, served in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater as a flight engineer on a C-46, flying the "hump" 43 times. He was active in veterans organizations and gave many presentations to school groups. Howard was a life-long Chicago Cubs fan. He was thrilled to see the Cubs Win the World Series in 2016.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Keilholz Pervine, 2nd wife, Joyce Anderson Pervine; sister, Becky Ann Stewart.

Survivors include one son, Robert Pervine and wife Teresa of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Trevor Pervine and wife Amy of Murray, Kentucky and Tracy Shumake and husband Phillip of Peach Tree Corners, Georgia; four great grandchildren, Addison Pervine and Ethan Pervine both of Murray, Kentucky, Andrew Shumake and Abigail Shumake both of Peach Tree Corners, Georgia.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy may go to Project Heart, 2934 Sidco Dr. suite 110, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.

J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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