Byron Perfitt

Byron Perfitt
Byron Perfitt


Bryon Perfitt Sr., of Baldwin, died May 6, 2015 of liver cancer. He was 46 years old.

He was born Sept. 5, 1968 in Lansing. He moved to Baldwin in 1998 from Channelview, Texas with his family to help care for his parents who were ill.

Bryon was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt around the Baldwin area. He and his family also enjoyed canoeing down the Pere Marquette River during the summer months,

He received his GED in Baldwin in 2001 after completing some college courses in welding in Texas. He was a welder by trade for many years at Peacock Industries. He was also a woodsman for Jerome Miller Logging until he was injured in 2005, He had spent the last ten years running in-home daycare with his wife for low-income families in the Lake County area.

He leaves behind his wife, Stephanie, who shared the last 25 years with him, 11 as his wife but all 25 years as his soul mate. He also leaves to cherish his memory five children, Brittany Perfitt and Nancy Gail (Robert) Knapp of Baldwin, Bryon Perfitt Jr., of Muskegon, Kyle (Allina) Perfitt of Big Rapids, and Kali Perfitt of Baldwin. He deeply cherished his four grandkids, Audrie Fowler, Emmie Knapp, Natalie Cox and Ethan Knapp. He was also very excited to be awaiting the arrival of four more grandchildren this year. Also surviving Bryon are his four siblings, Debra Summers of Lansing, Dorie Jones (J.J.), Tracy Carmody of Channelview, Texas and Danny (Mindy) Perfitt Jr., of Baldwin; and many nieces and nephews.

Byron chose not to have a funeral or memorial service. However, his family will be hosting a memorial dinner at Webber Park (north on M-37 across from the VFW Hall) on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m.