HARLON PERRIN, 91, passed away Nov. 22, 2011,
and was immediately in the arms of his Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ, with burial in Breckenridge
Harlon was born July 12, 1923 to mother Flora
Richardson Perrin and father Luther Perrin in
Eastland County, TX. He was a graduate of Alameda
High School in Ranger, TX and served in the
U.S. Army during WWII from 1943 to 1946. He
married his high school sweetheart Ethelene
McMurray in February of 1945. She passed away
in January 2009. They moved several times before
settling in Abilene in 1959. Harlon worked from
1962 as an insurance adjuster and in 1979 became
a catastrophic adjuster or better known as a
storm trooper. He loved his work and in the next
20 years traveled many miles working claims across
America including California, Montana, Colorado,
Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Kansas, North
and South Carolina to name a few. He made a lot
of friends along the way and was able to stay in
contact with many of them.
Harlon was a member of College View Baptist Church.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and just being out
in the country. He was also good at baseball and
basketball and played baseball while in the Army.
Harlon was a good man and a good family man. He
married Wilma Johnson on July 31, 2010. He was a
happy person and loved life. He enjoyed playing
88 and 42 and fellowshipping with other seniors
at Christian Village of Abilene the latter part
of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife;
a brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include his son, Scott and daughter, Judy
Kay; grandson, Cory and wife Angela; great-grandson,
Cole; three sisters, Wanda Sumner, Patsy Riddle and