George W Perkins Jr. , 51, of Wilmington, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
George was preceded in death by his father, George W Perkins Sr. who died in September 2014. He is survived by his mother, Louise Ehlers Perkins; wife, Melissa Baker Perkins; sisters, Becky Thornton and husband Dillon of Raleigh, NC and Diane Keenan and husband Michael Keenan of Wilmington, brother-in-laws, Perry W. Baker and wife Carol of Martinsburg, WV and Bedford L. Baker of Murrells Inlet, SC; sister-in-law, Cheryl Ann Herbert of Wilmington; daughters, Karri Reid of Wilmington and Jennifer Nixon of Winnabow; 6 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and their children; two aunts and numerous cousins. In addition to all those who loved him, he is survived by his two English bulldogs: Haley Launa Baker-Perkins and Bentley Elbert Baker-Perkins.
George retired from Wilmington Police Department with the rank of Captain on February 1, 2018. He was born and raised in Wilmington and loved the community, his fellow law enforcement associates and his job. He was an avid cyclist, riding thousands of miles each year. He was a member of Cape Fear Cyclists and Law Enforcement United. As a member of Law Enforcement United he rode in in honor of police officers killed in the line of duty and raised money for families of fallen officers.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Port City Community Church, 250 Vision Dr. Wilmington, NC. The family will greet friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may me may be made to the following organizations:
Wilmington Police Recreation Association at TMCFunding.com
Law Enforcement United at TMCFunding.com
New Hanover County Humane Society at TMCFunding.com
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.