George M. Perrine, MD

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Dr. George Meriwether Perrine, age 74, of Mountain Brook, AL passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Tiley Perrine, Sr. and Martha Meriwether Perrine.

George graduated from Shades Valley High School, attended the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and graduated from Southwestern at Memphis. He received his medical degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in Birmingham. Following internship in Birmingham he completed his residency training in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia. Dr. Perrine was board certified in both oncology and hematology. He served in the Air Force in Spokane, Washington before starting practice in Birmingham. He was well known in the Birmingham area for his compassionate care for cancer patients, for pioneering treatments and initiating hospice care in some areas. His care reached into the Bessemer, Jasper and Hamilton areas as well.

During his high school years Dr. Perrine attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He enjoyed playing bridge and playing the piano for his church youth group. George loved his family and his children. He enjoyed trips out west and abroad, including an externship in Bern, Switzerland. He also enjoyed music, playing the piano, snow skiing and walks in many of the beautiful gardens in Birmingham.

George is survived by his wife Beverly Morrow Perrine, his sons, George M M Perrine and Lt. Col. Christopher Perrine USMC (Laeleya) of San Diego, CA, daughter Marlene Arnold (Darin) of Aurora, Co; grandchildren Liliana, Christopher, Jr., Adam, and Makana Perrine, and Garrett Arnold. Also survived by brother Kenneth Tiley Perrine, Jr. of Jasper, AL, sister Martha L. Perrine (Luis Jordan) of Cartersville, GA, cousin Richard Schimmel (Donna) of Macon, MS and several nieces and nephews. Special thanks from all the family to his wonderful caregiver, William Mwai, who made his last days so special.

Burial services were held July 3 at Elmwood Cemetery. The family requests that contributions to honor Dr. Perrine be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.