Perry Jefferies hails from Waco and comes from a long line of Army Veterans. He is the son of Shirley Jefferies, creator of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. He retired from the Army in 2004 and is a member of the Order of Saint George for service to Armor and Cavalry.
An original member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, he is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the Disabled American Veterans and the parent of a Soldier.
He serves on the board of the Texas Alliance of Information and Referral Systems and the recommendation committee for the Fund for Veterans Assistance.
He is married to Mistee Jefferies, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for Coryell Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and attending Texas State University. He has been with the TexVet Initiative since 2011.