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Jerry "Mike" Perdue, 81, Ponca City, Oklahoma, and recently of Austin, Texas, died peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 21, 2017.
Mike was an accomplished athlete who played many sports in his years of school from the age of 9 and continued through his college years. He won many championships in baseball, mostly contributing as a left-handed pitcher throwing a perfect game. Mike played #1 men's singles position in high school tennis, as co-captain, winning the city championship for two consecutive years. He also played football as an offensive left guard and defensive middle guard in college.
Mike worked on the railroad in his younger years as a switch man and brake man. He also worked as a roughneck in the oil field. He served his country in the Army and achieved the rank of sergeant. While in the Army, he was assigned for duty at the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960.
Mike graduated from Bethel College in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in mathematics. During his business career, he was recognized as a very accomplished statistician.
Mike had a love for cooking and always trying new recipes. He enjoyed golfing every morning and spending time with family and friends after retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lon and Mae Perdue, and sisters, Dorothy Stephenson, Dr. Thelma Davies and Velma Perdue.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. Perdue, Austin, Texas; children: Kelly Perdue of California, Dan Perdue of Indiana and Piper Perdue of Indiana; and step-daughter JoDee Adams-Herst of Texas. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Evans of Oklahoma. Mike was also the proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life is to be determined and will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to The United States War Dogs Association. http://www.uswardogs.org/
Published on August 28, 2017
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