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June 17, 2024

John Darrell Perkins, 63, of Eagle Rock, died Monday, June 17, 2024 at his residence.

John was born July 9, 1960 in Alleghany County, a son of the late William J. Perkins and Doris Simmons Perkins Hartman of Covington. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Andy Perkins.

Mr. Perkins retired from Altec in 2022. He loved riding his Harley Davidson and classic cars.

In addition to his mother, he survived by his sweetheart of 22 years, Teresa Gunter Thomas of Eagle Rock; a daughter, Jenna Perkins of Roanoke; two bonus children, Kasey Whitaker of Daleville, Dustin (Ashely) Thomas of Roanoke; one sister, Beckey (Mike) Dabbs of Covington; one brother, Billy Perkins of Salem; grandchildren, Natalie Whitaker, Chelsie Whitaker, Julie Whitaker, Colton Thomas, and Reagan Thomas; and number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. The family will receive their friends from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home.

The interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park.

Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friends wishing to send condolences online may do so at

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Arritt Funeral Home

June 21, 2024 at 5:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA


Arritt Funeral Home

June 21, 2024 at 6:00:00 PM

1102 South Highland Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park

7008 Winterberry Avenue, Covington, VA, USA



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