Pergo, Uriel Karl


July 22, 1906 - June 1, 1967
Uriel Karl Perego was born July 22, 1906 in Call, Texas. At an early age his family moved to Elizabeth, Louisiana and he attended high school there. He graduated from Louisiana College with a B.A. degree, and received the Th.B., Th.M., and M.D. degrees from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, he graduated from the Army Chaplain’s School at Harvard University.
Dr. Perego was ordained into the ministry of the Baptist church and served churches in Ringgold, Hall Summit, and Mangham, Louisiana. For seven years he was minister of the First Baptist Church of Wiggins, Mississippi. He taught Bible at Perkinston Junior College and Meridian Junior College in Mississippi.
During World War II he served seven years as Chaplain in the United States Air Force and saw duty in the Canadian Arctic, Labrador, and Baffin Island.
In 1964 he entered the Methodist ministry and served at Pioneer and as associate minister of First Methodist Church, Alexandria.
While attending the Annual Conference in Shreveport, he suffered a heart attack and died on June 1, 1967. He is survived by his wife, the former Vera Maxwell, one son, Philip K. Perego; and one daughter, Virginia K. Perego.
The life of Karl Ferego was a good life spent in the sincere service of his Lord in the ministry of the gospel. He loved the Bible and his preaching reflected his thorough study of it. He responded willingly and ably to every call of the church in a ministry filled with variety and effectiveness. His genuine humility, his love for others, and his courage in the face of ill health, was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pages 215, 1968 by Ben Oliphint.

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