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Gregory Reed PerryJuly 23, 1961 ~ June 3, 2017 (age 55)
Gregory Reed “G.P.” Perry
Greg Perry died on June 3, 2017. He was born July 23, 1961 in Franklin, Indiana, to John and Carol Meredith Perry.
GP was an independent writer and producer, artist and civic leader, raconteur and friend and force of nature. He attended Franklin Community High School and graduated from Butler University in 1983, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He worked for Simon Property Group and local ad agencies before establishing his freelance business in the late 80s.
In 1994, GP was the visionary designer of the Landmark for Peace Memorial sculpture at Martin Luther King Memorial Park in Indianapolis. He continued to work on behalf of MLK Park, serving as board member for the Kennedy King Memorial Initiative. Always active in local events, GP was a founding member of Tonic Ball and the Stutz Artists Open House, and box office manager for North Central High School Theatre.
GP was an avid runner, cyclist, and water-skier, known for his quick wit and eagerness to help. He loved books, poetry, film, sports and mowing the grass. Mostly, GP loved people: making friends, telling stories, spending time with his son Mason and watching him act onstage. He was a loving husband to Debi K. and devoted son to Carol.
GP is survived by his mother Carol, of Punta Gorda, Florida; wife, Deborah Duppstadt Keay; son Mason Reed Perry; brother Nicholas Perry, sister-in-law Kate Manual and nephew Sam; and by hundreds of friends whose lives he touched in unforgettable ways. He was preceded in death by his father John.
Memorial services are Wednesday, June 21, at Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 N. Central Ave., in Indianapolis. Calling is at 3 pm, with services at 4 pm.