Perry Stockman, 76, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 22, 2011. Perry was born May 31, 1934, in Monticello, Arkansas, to Pearl and Hubert Stockman.
Because of his father’s job requirements, the family lived in numerous towns and settlements, mostly in Texas. Perry attended many schools growing up, and was even home-schooled for a year or so. He attended seminary at the University of Corpus Christi (now a part of A&M) and graduated with a teaching degree. A few years later he received his Master’s Degree in History Education from Texas A&I, now A&M Kingsville.
Perry served his country in the Army and then as a Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves. He influenced young people as an educator, a coach, and a Scout Master.
He was a bodybuilder before it was cool (1950s). He held various summer jobs between school terms, including a couple of stints as a Deputy Constable at the beach in Port Aransas.
Several years ago, he moved back to the family ranch outside Blanco, Texas. He was proud to be a member of the First Baptist Church in Blanco, a Republican, and, of course, an Aggie.
Perry is preceded in death by his former wife and the mother of his children, Joy Stockman Lopez. He is survived by daughter Sherri Stockman of Blanco, son Steven Stockman and wife Helen of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and five grandchildren, Sarah Whadford, Kristin Stockman, Katelyn Stockman, Brandon Robinson, and Kelly Bradley. He is also survived by Betty and Ben Beck, sister-in-law and brother-in-law.
Visitation will be at Crofts Funeral Home, Blanco, on Friday, January 28, from 5:00-7:00pm. Graveside services will be held at the Stockman family cemetery on Saturday, January 29, at 11:00am. Please enter at 3907 Red Corral Ranch Rd (Blanco County Road 408).