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December 18, 2013

Residents share condolences via Facebook, social media

CLAREMORE — An outpouring of condolences spread through Rogers County upon the news that Claremore Mayor Mickey Perry had died Monday evening.

Area residents shared their thoughts via Facebook and other social media.

“I’m absolutely heart broken to learn of the passing of our mayor Mickey Perry. He was a wonderful man, who loved his city and his family. Many prayers for his family. We have lost a great man,” said Crystal Wood Campbell.

“To the Mickey Perry family, please know that we are eternally grateful for you sharing him with us. He was a true servant of the community and the state of Oklahoma. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9,” said Erin L. Oquin.

“Mickey Perry was a good man. I’ve known him most of my life. He helped me get my first job... And probably my second and third honestly. Good Police Chief and recent inductee into the OK Law Enforcement Hall of Fame. Thank you Mickey for your decades of service as a policeman and Mayor of Claremore. You will be missed by many Chief,” Jarrod Cummings

“Mayor Mickey Perry was one of the nicest, kindest gentleman I have ever met. Mayor Perry came to speak to my class formally a couple of times, but he often visited in the capacity of a grandad,” said Tracey Williams Purdum.

“May you and yours be surrounded by angels of peace!! I’m so, so sorry for your loss!!!” wrote Loralie Upton.

“Mayor Mickey Perry was truly an honest and caring man that sacrificed much for his Claremore community. Mickey dedicated his life to serving, protecting and he helped turn allot of lives around. He was also always willing to help with charity events,” wrote Regina Smart Striplin. “I am honored to have known Mickey personally and will miss him dearly. He was old school and I respected that. May you rest in peace Mayor Mickey Perry. You were loved by all, and will be missed by all.”

“Lots of good laughs over the years and awesome hugs from a great guy, a wonderful family man and a public servant surpassed by none. Love you, Mickey Perry. Thanks for the good times. May you be doing the chicken dance with the angels,” penned Mary Faircloth Lawson.

“The town lost a great man. A great, long time friend of my Dad, and our family! They grew up together, went to school together, were policeman together and were partners in helping this county stay safe! Mr. Mickey Perry always knew you when he saw you.” said Cindy Prather Ramsey.

“He was an incredible man filled with love for his family, friends, & community! He was truly the heartbeat of Claremore. I loved him so much. He seemed to have nicknames for all of us. His sense of humor was like no other. He would have everyone rolling with laughter over his real life stories. I could write a novel about my life & experiences with Mickey Perry as my friend. Claremore will never be the same; however, Mickey’s legacy will live on for generations to come! Rest in peace, my precious friend!” said Mindie Baab.

“If you didn’t have the privilege of knowing this great man you have missed out. He is absolutely awesome! He is a friend, mentor and greatest person I have ever had the honor to call my friend. My heart is absolutely broken. This world will NEVER be the same. I am sad to my very core. Law enforcement will not be the same nor will Claremore. I love you Mickey and will miss you so much,” wrote Kim Henry.

“He was truly a great man. Our town should be called Clare because Mickey put the “more” in Claremore. Heaven got a good angel,” said Regina Crouch.

“I feel honored that my family got to know him over the past year, he was a great man and will be missed by many! Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family,” wrote Julie McComb.

“Mickey was a wonderful man! He always had a smile for you and never knew a stranger!! He was a wonderful Ambassador for our community and state!! I am so happy that I got to see him at my retirement party. I will miss you Mickey and God Bless Kathy and all the family!!!! “ wrote Angela Owens.

“I will deeply miss my friend. He helped push me in the direction of serving on City Council. My prayers and heartfelt love go out to the Perry family. I’ll miss you, Chief!!” said  Terry Willis.

“Claremore has lost a great humanitarian for our city,” said Susie Holt-Rains.

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