John Edgar Perkins, 90, of 214 Friels Drive , died, Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 27, 1921 in Trainer , West Virginia, a son of John Darrell and Icyphene Shifflett Perkins.
Mr. Perkins served with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre where he patrolled behind enemy lines. He retired in 1992 from Hammond Mitchell, Inc as a shop foreman. He loved working as a logger and a farmer in the Falling Spring area for all of his life. Mr. Perkins was a charter member of the Falling Spring Fire Department and Rescue Squad.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his wife, Lorretta Irene Messer Perkins in 1993, a daughter, Faye McCulley in 1982; four brothers, Odell Perkins, Gordon Perkins, Oliver Perkins and Joe Perkins ; three sisters, Elizabeth Crowder, Ernestine Phillips and Emma Barnett.
Surviving are two sons and daughters –in- law, Leroy and Linda Perkins and Wayne and Becky Perkins, all of Covington; five grandchildren, Scott and Whitney Perkins, Abby Perkins, Kelly and Lily Perkins, Lee and Wendy Smith and Ben Perkins; five great grandchildren, Alexander Perkins, Claire Perkins and Cole Perkins; three brothers, Gene Perkins and his wife Muriel ; Tommy Perkins and his wife Shirley and Robert Perkins and his wife Brenda , all of Covington; one sister, Blanche Sizemore of Covington and a number of nieces and nephews.
The interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers will be Scott Perkins, Kelly Perkins, Ben Perkins, Dewey Perkins, Lee Smith and Keswick Phillips. Alternates will be John Mitchell, Donnie Paitsel, Jack Stinespring, Randall Johnson and Jerry Keyser.