Denny Ray Perkins
September 26, 1933 - March 13, 2012
Bedford – Denny Ray Perkins, 78, of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at I. U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born September 26, 1933 he was the son of Floyd and Clonia (Page) Perkins. Denny grew up on the farm his great grandparents homesteaded on North Pike. He married Samantha (Sammy) Catherine Crane on June 6, 1953 and she survives. Denny earned his living trimming trees and as a mechanic and truck driver with his wife as a team. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where he had held a number of offices including the chairman of trustees. He was always an outdoorsman, enjoying time in the woods with his family camping, 4-wheeling and hiking.
Survivors include his wife, Sammy of Bedford; their children, Denise (Clifford) Buckingham, Roger (Kathy) Perkins, Pam (John) Dean, Jeffery (Debbie) Perkins and Andrew Perkins all local residents; grandchildren, Paul (Christine) Buckingham and their sons, Connor and Ryan of Mason, OH, Catherine Buckingham of Salt Flat, TX, Shane (Tannalee) Chapman and sons, Gavin and Maddox of Bloomington, Adam Chapman and daughter, Madison of Avoca, Kyle Chapman of Bloomington, Alan Perkins of Bedford, Wesley (Victoria) Perkins and daughters, Maleah and Jasmyn of Bedford; step-grandchildren, Rachel (Andrew) Davis, Robin (Joe) Higgs and Crystal Goldberry; step-great grandchildren, Nicole Goldsberry, Jorja Davis, Alyssa Smith, Lonzo Smith, Seth Goldsberry and Devin Goldsberry; two sisters, Linda Hache and Patricia (Richard) Brigner both of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Gordon Perkins; sisters, Jackie Rose (Chuck) Meisinger and Roberta (Charles) Kimmel.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Friday, March 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Meunier officiating. Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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