John Hollis Peery was born on May 31, 1943 to James Harvery and Helen Josephine (Bauer) Peery in Beaver, Oklahoma. He graduated from Nevada High School in Missouri and served in the United States Military. He married Mary Frances Austin on February 20, 1968 in Miami, Oklahoma. John was a pumper in the oilfield. He died on Friday, August 23, 2013 at his residence in Beaver, Oklahoma. John is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; sons, Hollis Oliver Peery of Fayetville, North Carolina and Austin Ray Peery of Tulsa, Oklahoma; his daughter, Maria Mitchell of Balko, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy Peery of Milo, Missouri; two sisters, LaVera Cash of Forgan, Oklahoma and Olene Hale Burdge of Beaver, Oklahoma and a host of other friends and relatives.