Jim Lee Perry

Sept. 2, 1966-June 20, 2022


Jim Lee Perry, 55, of Sparta, passed away June 20, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Perry was born Sept 2, 1966, in Chattanooga. He was the son of James Aubrey Perry and Marian Joy Cooley Heatherly.

Jim worked as a nurse for 20 years at various nursing homes in the Chattanooga area. His last job was at Orange Grove where he enjoyed working with the physically and mentally disabled patients. He was also an avid gamer and enjoyed playing Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, and Battle Tech.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Perry; stepfather, Marshall Heatherly; and grandparents, Finis and Dorothy Perry and Hollis and Louise Cooley.

Survivors include a son, Brandon Perry and Brandon’s mother, Darleen Perry, of Chattanooga; mother, Marian Joy Cooley Heatherly, of Sparta; mother-in-law, Norma Burney, of Rock Springs, Georgia; uncle, Louis Cooley (Betty), of Brentwood; aunt, Debbie Buckner (Jack), of Sparta; and numerous great-uncles, aunts, and cousins who loved him dearly.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.