Richard E. (Perk) Perkins Sr., 86, of Silex, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Silex Community Care Center.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Monday July 22, 2013 at the Silex Assemby of God Church in Silex with Rev. George Prior, Rev. Richard Perkins III, Rev. James Skinner and Rev. Sammy Lorton officiating. Visitation was held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex. Burial was at the Mill Creek Cemetery at Silex.
Richard was born Sept. 6, 1926 in Silex the son of Elmer Lloyd and Maggie Ellen Copher Perkins. He married Betty Jean Crispen July 15, 1950. She survives. Other survivors include one son Richard Eugene Perkins Jr. and wife Dorothy of Houston; five daughters Margaret Cox and husband Terry of Troy, Phyllis Klober and Kelly of Silex, Janet Slawson of Silex, Donna Porter and husband Wesley of Montgomery City, Cathy Govero and husband Philip of New Hartford; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother-in-law Robert Sifrit and wife Mina of McPherson, Kansas; nephews and cousins. Mr. Perkins was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Elmer Laverne Perkins; and a son-in-law Ernie Slawson. Richard lived most of his life in Lincoln County but, in the 1960’s lived a short time in northern Missouri. He was a member of the Briscoe Holiness Church, Lincoln County Fox Hunters Association and the Lavonia Fox Hunters Association. He attended Reisch American School Of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa where he graduated on Aug. 14, 1954 and worked as an auctioneer in Lincoln County for several years.
Serving as pallbearers were Jason Owen, Howard Owen, Josh Turner, Jimmy Huber, Larry Orf and Alan Heyer. Memorials may be made to the AmHeart Hospice or The Kidney Association. Online condolences at www.muddveach.com.