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.