Kenneth "Ken" Perry

Kenneth "Ken" Perry

1932 - 2024

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        Kenneth (Ken) was born in Atlanta, Georgia May 27, 1932 to Paul and Hilda Perry.  After


living in Richmond, Virginia during Ken’s Elementary School years, the family moved to Johnson


City, Tennessee where Ken graduated from Science Hill High School in 1950. 


        Ken received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 1957


and received the title of ‘husband’ soon after meeting Christina Lensgraf.  After seeing this


pretty blonde in class, he knew she was going to be someone very special in his life.  They


married in 1957 and remained sweethearts throughout their 58 years of marriage.


        Ken and Christina made their home in Kingsport, Tennessee where Ken spent the next 35


years working at Tennessee Eastman Co. as a research chemist.  He retired in 1987 and


pursued his love of photography.


        Ken and Christina opened a wedding and portrait studio in their home.  The photographs


they took in the following 30 years hang in many homes and offices in the Tri-Cities area.  Both


Ken and Christina received their Master’s Degree in photography and were certified by the


Professional Photographer’s Association.


       They were blessed with four sons, Steven, David, Christopher and Timothy Perry.  After


raising their family, they combined their love of adventure and photography and traveled


extensively in the United States and Europe.


        Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Hilda Perry, and by his cherished


wife, Christina.  He is survived by his four sons and their wives:  Steven and

Sara Perry, David and Heather Perry, Christopher and Dawn Perry and Timothy Perry.  He is also


survived by 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


        Ken loved the Lord and was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for many


years. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm at


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 800 Broad St., Kingsport, TN.




Carter-Trent Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport is proudly serving the Perry family.


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Celebration of Life

6:30 pm
Friday, April 12, 2024
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
800 Broad St
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States