COSHOCTON- James Glendle ”Jim” Perkins, 83, of 44874 SR 541, died Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, at the Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
He was born June 15, 1929, in Coshocton to the late Robert and Dorothy (Bender) Perkins. He served in the US Army and National Guard for over 20 years, including the Korean War. He was a retired bus driver, working 17 years for the River View School District. He worked at G.E. in Coshocton for 20 years, retiring in 1968. He was a life-long volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America, having received the Silver Beaver Award. He retired in 1994 as the Ranger for the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Millie (Vanderhoff) Perkins of Coshocton, whom he married on June 7, 1953. Also surviving are two sons; Brad (Diane) Perkins, and Terril (Diana) Perkins, both of Nashport, three daughters; Lynn Tatro of Blue Rock, Teresa Coulas of Uniontown, and Sonda Perkins of Columbus, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Jeannine (Guy) LaFollette of Rockport, TX, an aunt, Doris K. Beymer of Columbus, a nephew, Randy LaFollette, and several cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013 at the Branch United Methodist Church Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton Co. Joint Veterans Council. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation, where refreshments will be served following the service. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. www.fischerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Joseph S. and Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106-2364.