COLUMBUS, Ga. Perry Scott Newhouse passed away in Columbus, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the age of 53.
Born in Fairmont, W.Va., on May 24, 1964, the son of Ruth Ann Walker Newhouse and Walter "Jack" Newhouse, Perry spent his childhood in Morgantown, Parkersburg, and Charleston, graduating from South Charleston High School in 1982.
He started his college studies at the University of Charleston before transferring to West Virginia University to pursue his degree in Broadcast Journalism. As a student in Morgantown, Perry poured his energy into U92, WVU's campus radio station. Here, Perry could indulge his love of new music and it became the focal point of his college life, eventually earning him the position of the station's program director.
While in Morgantown, Perry enjoyed frequenting the Underground Railroad, where he reveled in the myriad of local and national acts that took to the stage. His enthusiasm for discovering new bands and listening to live acts in intimate venues continued throughout his entire life.
It was also in Morgantown where Perry reconnected with a childhood acquaintance, Jill Martin. After graduating from WVU in 1988, Perry and Jill moved to Jacksonville, Fla., where they were married. Perry found his way to work for AT&T Universal Card division, later to become part of CitiBank. Perry worked for CitiBank for to decades, serving as a Project Manager/Business Analyst.
Perry and Jill had one child together, a daughter, Hope Elizabeth Newhouse who he loved beyond measure and to whom he devoted much time and support.
Perry eventually moved to St Augustine, Fla., purchasing a condo near the beach, enjoying the small town life with it's eclectic restaurants. Perry loved living at the beach, taking walks with Rudy, his Boston Terrier. Perry added another canine companion when he adopted Elsie, a rescue pup.
Perry is survived by his daughter, Hope Newhouse of Jacksonville; his former wife, Jill Martin Withrow of Jacksonville; his mother, Ruth Ann Newhouse of Strasburg, Va.; his father, Jack Newhouse of Frostburg; his sisters, Melissa Ann Newhouse of Columbus, Ohio and Rachel Lea Newhouse of Bunker Hill, W.Va.; and his brother, Marlin Newhouse of Stephens City, Va.
Memorial services are being planned and all who loved and knew Perry will be welcome to join the family in remembering him and celebrating his life. Plans will be shared very soon on social media.
Published on July 1, 2017