The household and pals of the late Donald Perry Jr. gathered round his grave Thursday evening, remembering the younger man on what can be his highschool commencement day.
“It is a bitter however candy factor, I hate that it will possibly’t be right here,” mentioned Donald Perry Sr.
Perry was killed in a automobile accident final November, he was solely 17 years previous. Mourners launched balloons at Forest Garden Cemetery in honor of the senior from Saginaw Excessive College.
“They known as him Mr. Excellent as a result of a lot of them actually admired him as a result of he was a really humble individual and all the time had an enormous smile on his face,” mentioned LaTosha Perry, the mom of Donald Perry Jr.
An emotional second on the inauguration ceremony, when Donald Sr. accepted his son’s commencement to his title, making the night much more particular for the Perry household.
“I thank Saginaw Excessive College for letting me do that, it is a privilege and an honor and I actually recognize it,” mentioned Donald Perry Jr. earlier than his dying.
The Perry household says the commencement ceremony ought to have been the beginning of their son’s promising future. They are saying Donald Jr. deliberate to go to school and main in electrical engineering with a minor in actual property.