Funeral services announced for East Texas radio legend Tom Perryman

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for legendary East Texas radio personality Tom Perryman.

 

Visitation

Saturday, January 20

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Stewart Family Funeral Home

Service

Service will directly follow visitation at 3 p.m.

 

Perryman, who began his East Texas radio career in Jacksonville in the 1940s, was responsible for bringing stars like Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Ray Price and Johnny Cash to East Texas.

In 2015, Tyler Mayor Martin Heines declared May 21 "Tom Perryman Day. 

Perryman died at home Thursday with his wife of 71 years at his side.

He was 90 years old.

 


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