Letter to the editor: Perry's passing

It is with deep sorrow I learn of the sudden tragic passing of Robert Perry. Robert Perry had a distinguished law enforcement career as a jailer, deputy and former sheriff elected by the voters of Jack County.

He had a strong abiding, determined love for his talented wife, Lisa, and his two daughters and a shining pride in their accomplishments.

Robert was a courageous, blunt “can-do” person, but as he often acknowledged, unsuited to be a politician as he despised “political correctness” and “weasel words”.

Perhaps sometimes not diplomatic, he was brave, honest and forthright — very great virtues tempered only by time and fate.

He will be seriously missed.

From one who benefited by his presence and strength,


Michael Mask

Jacksboro Newspapers

212 N. Church
PO Drawer 70
Jacksboro, Texas 76458

Phone: (940) 567-2616
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