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Official Obituary of

James L. Perkins

July 19, 1945 ~ March 27, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

James Perkins Obituary

James L. Perkins, 77, of Wabash, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2023, at his residence. He was born on July 19, 1945, in Martin County, Kentucky to Frank and Ruby (Ramey) Perkins.

James was a 1964 graduate of VanLear High School. He married Alice Faye Meade on October 15, 1966. He worked for and retired from Eaton Controls in Supervision in North Manchester, Indiana. James loved fishing and playing cards. He enjoyed watching wrestling, the Kentucky Wildcats, Cincinnati Reds, and Bengals, but most of all he loved his family. James attended Christian Heritage Church in Wabash.

James is survived by his wife, Alice Perkins of Wabash, Indiana; three daughters, Kim (Greg) Oliver of Huntington, Indiana, Tina (Scott) Humphrey of Huntington, Indiana, Amy (James) Flack of Wabash, Indiana; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Roger (Ruby) Perkins of Madison, Georgia; three sisters, Sheila (Kenneth) Jennings, Lisa Vanhoose, Dorothy (Bobby) Ratliff, all of Watkinsville, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, James Frank Perkins, four brothers, and four sisters.  

Funeral services will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Tim Prater and Pastor Ken Jennings officiating.

 Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials can be made to Wabash County Cancer Society in care of McDonald Funeral Home.

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with James Perkins’ final arrangements.

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March 31, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
March 31, 2023

6:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992


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