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Perry Carlos Carrico

November 15, 1941 ~ June 27, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

Perry Carlos Carrico, of Springfield, Kentucky, departed this world on June 27, 2022 at UK Good Sarmatian hospital in Lexington, KY.   He was born on November 15, 1941 the fourth child of 13 born to Maurice and Aleen Carrico, also of Springfield.   Perry was a devout Catholic who believed in the power of prayer, with tremendous devotion to family.  Although very wise, Perry would not have been considered a scholar, but over the years one could say he had a Ph D. in empathy and compassion.   When everyone else was sitting on the couch after a big meal, Perry was quietly in the kitchen cleaning up so everyone else could relax and enjoy their time with family and friends.

Perry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anna Florence Leachman Carrico, whom he married on April 11, 1964.  They were blessed with five sons, William Thomas (Karen) of Thompson’s Station, TN; Joseph Kevin, of Cambridge England; James Hilton (Fran) of Springfield, KY; Charles Andrew (LeAnn) of Louisville, KY, and Joseph Ashley of Lexington, KY.  He was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. 

Perry graduated from St. Joe Prep School in Bardstown, KY, where he was an exceptional athlete with tremendous tenacity playing football, basketball, and golf.  After high school he attended St Catharine College earning an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts.  His love of sports led him to coach the first ever men’s basketball team at St. Catharine College producing a perfect record of zero wins.   In 1962, Perry completed dry cleaning school at the National Institute of Dry Cleaning in Silver Springs, Maryland.  A year later he joined the Army National Guard completing Basic Training at Ft. Knox, KY where he continued to serve one weekend a month until 1969.   In 1965 Perry joined his father Maurice and uncle Perry A. Carrico in family business. In 1974 he became a co-owner of Springfield Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Perry was known as a manager who couldn’t stand still and worked as hard or harder than any worker in the plant.  He maintained this pace until he retired in 2004. Upon his retirement, Perry proudly passed his share of the business on to his son Jimbo Carrico. He continued to provide wise council, to his son and former partners, as the business continued to grow. 

In addition to his business endeavours with Springfield Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Perry was a pillar in the community volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul by assessing and coordinating financial assistance for those suffering from financial hardship.  He was devoted to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary leading it at his church, Springfield Nursing Home and Rehab, and most frequently, in the car with his wife and sons whenever they travelled.   He also served on the Board of Directors at First and People's Bank, was a member of the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, a former Springfield City Councilman and held numerous positions in the Springfield Rotary Club, including President.  Lastly, he looked for any opportunity to volunteer in support of St. Catharine College. 

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, June 30 from 4:00 till 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.  Visitation also on Friday July 1st from 8:00-9:30am.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Dominic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday July 1st & streamed live on the St Dominic Church Facebook page. 

Burial will be in St. Dominic - Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be Spencer Carrico, Kristin Carrico, Will Carrico, Mahala Carrico, Luke and Alyssa Klingensmith, and James Beard.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Dominic School, St. Vincent DePaul Society (St Dominic Conference) or Hosparus Health Green River and Grief Counselling Center.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
June 30, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Prayer Service
Thursday
June 30, 2022

5:00 PM
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Visitation
Friday
July 1, 2022

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home
221 East Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
July 1, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Dominic Catholic Church
303 West Main Street
Springfield, KY 40069

Burial
Friday
July 1, 2022

St. Dominic - Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery
348 Rosary Heights
Springfield, KY 40069

Donations

St. Dominic School
312 West High Street, Springfield KY 40069
Tel: 1-859-336-7165
Web: https://www.stdominicelementary.org

These donations may be made at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home. Thank you.

St. Vincent DePaul Society (St Dominic Conference)
303 W Main St., Springfield KY 40069
Tel: 1-859-336-3569

Donations may be made at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home...Thank you.

Hosparus Health of Green River
Green River Plaza, 295 Campbellsville Bypass # 5, Campbellsville KY 42718
Tel: 1-270-789-4247

These donations may also be made at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home.

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