Clint Perkins Jr.
Published 9:04 am Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Clint Perkins Jr., 84, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Clint Perkins Sr. and Pearl Atwood Perkins. He had lived in Carter County since 1948.
Mr. Perkins attended Watauga Academy, Elizabethton Business College, Northeast State Community College and East Tennessee State College. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Perkins retired as a Supervisor at North American Rayon Corporation after 45 years of service. He was a member, Deacon and Trustee at Powder Branch Baptist Church. He was a member of Dashiell Masonic Lodge #238, a 50-year member, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Jericho Temple, Kingsport.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Coleen Arnold Perkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Troy and Cindy Perkins, Atlanta, Ga., and Steve and Nancy Perkins, Elizabethton; three grandchildren, Meagan Lammers and husband Kevin and Margo Perkins, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Alex Perkins and wife Tara, South Bend, Ind.; a step-son, the Rev. Adam Polk and wife Jennifer, Hollywood, Md.; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Rev. John Perkins and wife Gail, Johnson City; and a sister, Peggy Emmert and husband Kenneth, Johnson City.
Funeral services for Mr. Perkins will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Art Webb and the Rev. Gene Cornett officiating. Music will be provided by his daughter-in-law, Nancy Perkins. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, will be Jimmy Cole, Dayton Pate, Lee Hubbard, Kenneth Emmert, R.V. Arnold, John Whitson, Ora Hyder and David Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Rash and his church family. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website: www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Perkins family.