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Erval "Val" Leone Periman

Erval “Val” Leone Periman, 94, of Summers, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 peacefully at his home, just 3 hours short of his 95th birthday.

Val was born on August 12, 1924 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Berry and Margaret Periman.  After leaving army service, he met his “Angel”, Bev Clark-Periman. After a week and a half of dating, they became engaged, and they married on June 3, 1947 in Lincoln, NE. They shared a loving 72-plus years together. During this time, they received their pilot licenses together, owned a medical laboratory, and were blessed with two children, Gregory Periman of Siloam Springs, Arkansas and Julie Lynn Smith of Center, Texas. He received his Bachelors degree with a physics major from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Val enjoyed tinkering around in his shop and eating lemon cake on his birthday. He could make, fix, and even invent anything you could imagine. Val has been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Siloam Springs since 1973. He was known as the “Go To” man for any Bible questions or any gospel song lyrics. Val served honorably for the United States Army during World War II from 1943-1946. He made his impact at that time by being a Surgical Tech during his military career. Val was a man of many trades; but he will be remembered as a good, knowledgeable, caring man.


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Praying for you and children Bev.

Donna Mckay

Donna McKay Aug 26 2019 12:00 AM

Evelyn McFarland Kewley
I have enjoyed all of the letters sent by Beverly on behalf of both of you. I didn't know Val very well but enjoyed dinner withVal and Beverly in Lincoln Nebraska in 1948.
My thought and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
Beverly's friend since 1937.


Evelyn Kewley Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

My name is Jana Cavness. I took care of Erval (grandpa) Periman when he came to the clinic. Love him and his wife bunches. Thank you for your service friend. You will be truly missed.

Jana Cavness Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for the families loss.

Bryan Barnes Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Erval "Val" Periman

Karen Davis Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Periman was Always Smililng! A Man on fire for God, a Loving Husband to Mrs. Periman and a Great Dad to Julie & Greg!...
He was a Friend to Everyone!...He & Mrs. Periman Always made me feel as one of the Family when I was growing up. I Loved to hear him and J.L. Weaver tell their yarns. Laugh and go on. And the good after church potlucks too....And what a deep thinker Mr.Periman was on any subject, Bible or whatever? He got you to thinking..... I know that Mr. Periman will be One of Gods Children that we will see again in Heaven!.... I can see Him Smiling and Happy to see his Bev and Family again!......Hugs to Mrs. Periman, Julie & Greg

Paula Nance Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Erval "Val" Periman

Liz Reading Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

Many years have passed since Battle Creek days, but I remember happy times! So sorry for this news. May God bless and comfort this family! Doris Robertson Kellbach

Doris Robertson Kellbach Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

Though we did not have the privilege of meeting Mr. Permian, we send our condolences to his family. Brenda and Jim Morris, friends of Julie.

Brenda Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM