Wayne Perret

July 10, 1945 ~ January 15, 2024

Born in: Bonne Terre, MO
Resided in: Bonne Terre, MO

Wayne Perret, age 78, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. He was born July 10, 1945 in Bonne Terre to the late George and Pearl (Martin) Perret. Wayne was a contractor for over 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Maxine Hibbits, Laverne Valleck; and brother, Keith Perret.

Wayne wed Phyllis (Meador) Perret on March 21, 1964. Along with his wife, he is survived by the love and pride of his life, daughters, Teresa Perret of DeSoto, Kimberly (Chris) Huffman of Bonne Terre; granddaughters, Kourtney (Chris) Short of Bonne Terre, Madison Luck of House Springs; his precious “babies”, great-grandchildren, MacKenna and Maxton Short of Bonne Terre; and step great-grandson, Mason Short of Illinois; siblings, brother, Ed Perret, sister, Lavada Rawlins; and great friends, Paul Williams and Klay Pettus also survive.

Wayne requested a private graveside service. If you wish, donations can be made to his favorite charities; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Wayne Perret 's name.

Ronald McDonald House

3450 Park Ave.

St. Louis,




Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Ave.

St. Louis,



St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memories Timeline


  1. I’m so sorry to hear this. My husband, Mike, and I met Wayne almost 22 years ago when we moved to Bonne Terre from St. Louis. Mike met Wayne at a local hardware store and they struck up a conversation. The next thing we knew, Wayne was in our backyard, telling us all about septic systems and how to maintain them. We later hired him to do some brush work and other house projects, and he was wonderful. Mike and I were complete strangers (from the city, nonetheless!), and yet he gave us his phone number and really took us under his wing. I still remember the advice he gave us when we first met: “Whenever people ask you where you’re from, never tell them you’re from the city! Just say you’re from “around here”. 😂 Rest in Peace, Wayne. Your kindness will always be remembered.

  2. Wayne build the addition on our house where we formed a friendship. He always had good ideas and was very patient with a woman who knew what she wanted. Rest in peace, Wayne, and prayers for your family.

  3. Dear Phyllis and family: I hope you can feel the love and hugs we are sending you in the loss of your husband, Father, grandfather and beyond. You are a wonderful family, and we know this is a difficult time. Blessings, Bill and Jackie Berry

  4. Lavada, sorry to hear of the passing on your brother Wayne. My condolences to you and Carla, and the rest of the family. Shotgun Rawlins

  5. Candle 2Phillis, Teresa, and Kim,
    I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our prayers are with you all.❤️
    Mike and Marie Freeman.

  6. Gave me my 1st job with a paycheck. Always made sure I was safe on the job. Taught me life lessons about work. Will always remember and appreciate that

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