J Whitley Perry

J Whitley "Whit" Perry is a Mississippi Delta native who, as a young man, walked away from the region "where too many men are measured by the land they own." He attended Chattanooga's McCallie School for boys, starting at 14, and later majored in English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where in 1966 he met his future bride, Penelope Smith, at the local police station. He was a police reporter for The Nashville Banner and she was a summer intern, working as a secretary for the...See more

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