George W Perkins, Sr.

December 8, 1930 - September 6, 2014
George W Perkins, Sr.


George W Perkins, Sr 83, of Wilmington passed away Saturday September 6, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter after a battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

George was born in Bolton, NC on December 8, 1930 the son of the late William Faith and Lela Meredith Perkins. He was a 1949 graduate of New Hanover High School, and retired after 21 years as a US Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, then went on to the US Postal Service, Wilmington, North Carolina, and retired from there in 1995 after 24 years of service. He was also preceded in death by his sister Meredith P. Good, and brothers Dr. Jack Perkins and Harold Perkins.

He married Louise Ehlers Perkins his wife of 55 years on September 21, 1958, and together they raised their children daughters Becky P. Thornton and husband Dillon of Raleigh, Diane P. Keenan and husband Mike, and son George W Perkins, Jr. and wife Missy of Wilmington. Four grandchildren Joey Keenan and wife Devon, Stephanie Cooper and husband Will, George Thornton and Kristina Keenan, one great-granddaughter Hadley Keenan, five step grandchildren, nephew Rev. William H.Perkins, and nieces Sandra Reimers and Marsha Lehr.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Wednesday September 10, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Rev. Mark Opgrand and Rev. Carlyle Bloome will officiate the service, Burial with Military honors will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will see friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Following the funeral service a reception will be held in Keever Hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 12 N. 6 thstreet Wilmington, NC 28401.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Sylvia Midget with Comfort Keepers and Caregivers Olga, Teresa and Kim and the entire staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • September 08, 2014
    Bush Grigsby says:
    Sorry to hear about you loss. He is now in a mush better place. Peace!!

  • September 08, 2014
    Maggie Keenan Ives says:
    Rest In Peace! I will always miss you! With all my love, Maggie

  • September 09, 2014
    Lynn Westley says:
    Heartfelt sympathy to your family. I know how close you are and how hard it is to loose your daddy. Lynn

  • September 09, 2014
    Wendell & Jean Neville says:
    Becky, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • September 07, 2014
    Nancy Tatum Willey says:
    Bobby and I are so sorry to of the passing of George. Please know the family is in our thoughts during this time. Love Nancy