Henry Perkins, JR
Sep 02, 2021 – Dec 28, 2011
Henry Coleman Perkins, JR of Louisa passed away, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at his residence. He was the son of the late Henry C. Perkins, SR and Mary Alice Watkins Perkins of Bells Cross Road, Louisa, VA. Henry was a successful business owner operating a sawmill most of his life. He loved to farm and after retirement he took up his passion of woodwork, building clocks, pie safes and repairing antique furniture; buying and selling antiques until his health failed. He will be dearly missed.
Henry is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ernelle Sissy” Harlow Perkins; a brother-in-law he raised as a son Henry Clay Harlow Jr. and wife Nancy P. Harlow of Louisa; brother-in-law; Carl W. Harlow of Louisa; Sisters; Louise P. Jackson of Charlottesville Mildred P. Holt of Louisa Joyce P. Richardson of Louisa and a brother; Lewis L. Perkins of Staunton.
He was preceded in death by brothers; Wilmer Perkins Linwood “Chug” Perkins; Welford Perkins and a sister; Ruby Hopkins and a sister-in-law Doris Harlow.
Funeral services will be held 11am on Friday December 30th at Macedonia United Methodist Church; 17 Byrd Mill Road Louisa VA.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service. Burial will follow in church cemetery officiated by Rev. Linda Crabbs.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church Building Fund; c/o Faye Stewart 1124 Holland Creek Rd Louisa VA.
Sissy– Sorry to hear about Henry`s death.We did not hear aboutit until after 10:00AM Sat.morning.Will remender him as good friend & neighbor when we lived up there.May God be with and help you during this time.
Sissy and family,We are so sorry and wish we could be with you today. Please accept our deepest sympathy.MargaretPerkins and Lance ChodoshGainesville Fl
Dearest Sissy, Clay, and Nancy,Perk will always be a special part of our family, there to pick on us, and joke about almost anything within your imagination. No one loved to enjoy life more than he. There are so many stories to tell, but one special one comes to mind. You, Sissy would have delievered me if Perk had not been home to take Mom to the hospital. Best part of that story was that when Robert Wills, Clay, Elton and the Nelson boys were waiting for the bus, Nellie ask Elton how Mom was, and with a smile, he said fine! She had left for the hospital as I was born about 7 a.m. Daddy and Daddy Joe, as always were away that Thursday morning on the railroad. Some of our happiest family times have been a visit back to the White home place log cabin and your home for the best meal ever, and more laughs than anyone should enjoy in one Sunday afternoon. May it bring you comfort to know that Perk is happy, and still smiling while praising God in Heaven. My love always, Dale