Mr. James W. “Jim” Perkins, 83, formerly of Lake Waccamaw, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center in Wilmington. He was born March 8, 1934 in Martin County, the son of the late Raymond “Jack” Jasper Perkins and Minnie B. Britt Perkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Perkins; and a sister, Betty Perkins Howard.
Mr. Perkins was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, retiring after 41 years of service.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Ayden Lodge 498. He was formerly employed with Brown-Rogers-Dixon Co. in Winston Salem.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Peacock Funeral Home in Whiteville. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gary Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park.
He is survived by one daughter, Billie Perkins Bryant and husband, J.D., of Clayton; two grandsons, Spencer Worrells of Clayton and Jackson Worrells of the U.S. Army, Fort Jackson; one step daughter, Johnnie Lou Butler of Bladenboro; five step grandchildren, Rebecca and Brent Sibbett, both of Whiteville, Regina and Jamie Wilson, both of Cerro Gordo, Austin Butler of Bladenboro; and one brother, Raymond “Jack” Perkins Jr. of Winston Salem.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.