Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Dale Bean and Rev. Cliff Cato will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers are Fred Perkins, Darrell R. Perkins, Tony Perkins, Chuckie Perkins, Shawn Perkins and Michael Parks. Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Perkins, Jon Dillon, John Perkins, Rev. Fred Perkins, Rev. Bill Perkins and Jake Perkins. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville with military rites at graveside. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Born Oct. 18, 1932, in Marshall, he was the son of the late Rev. A.C. Perkins and Cora Idel Case Perkins, who survives of Marshall. On April 16, 1952, she married Nellie "JoAnn" Warford, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall, Boonville and Holts Summit. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Marshall. In 1993, he retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center as a developmental assistant II, where he had worked for more than 18 years. He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 and retired in 1971. He served three tours of duty in Korea and one tour in Vietnam.
Survivors include four sons, Charles M. Perkins of Columbia, Fred Perkins of Columbia, Darrell R. Perkins of Columbia and Tony Perkins of Columbia; two daughters, Kim Bell of Holts Summit and Shelley Deweese of Columbia; four brothers, John Perkins of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Jake Perkins of Belle, Rev. Fred Perkins of Alton and Rev. Bill Perkins of Holden; three sisters, Doris Hayes of Wheatland, Coleta Murray of Marshall and Cora Bonebrake of Rolla; 31 grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Ann Perkins, and two great-grandchildren.