He was born July 13, 1946 in New London and was a graduate of Norwalk High School. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1966 until 1968.
He then worked for many years in the Street and Water Department for the City of Norwalk, where he retired. He was a lifetime member of the Norwalk VFW Post 2743 and the Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711. He enjoyed playing softball and baseball, where he also coached and umpired his children with Lefty Grove. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth E. (Nickoli) Perkins of Norwalk; children, Travis (Amy) Perkins of Valley City, OH and Tiffany (Michael) Torres of Norwalk; grandchildren, Claudea, Rees, Liam and Lainey; and siblings, Dale (Jan) Perkins of Norwalk and Nancy (Ron) Felter of Norwalk.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Perkins; and his wife, Elaine Perkins in 1996.
A gathering for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ohio Veteran’s Home, 3416 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870.