James Perkins, Sr.
Sep 27, 2034 – Mar 16, 2009
James Allison Perkins, Sr., passed away Monday, March 16, 2009 at his home in the Town of Louisa after a six month battle with cancer. He was born Thursday, September 27, 1934 at Byrd Mill in Louisa to Robert Franklin Perkins, Sr. and Daisy Harlow Perkins.
Allison is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Lane Perkins whom he married on May 17, 1963 in Charlottesville. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert Perk” Franklin Perkins Jr. his sister Annis Perkins Mallory his children Sandra Perkins Clune and husband Tom Clune Jr. of Louisa James “Jay” Allison Perkins Jr. of Louisa and Sarah Perkins Bowman of Fairhope AL his grandchildren William Whitlock John Castorani Taylor Castorani and Shawn Clune as well as many other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Iris Perkins Richardson.
Allison served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany after which he returned home to resume his career in banking. He retired as Vice President and Manager of what is now the Bank of America in Louisa after working for 40 years. Allison saw the good in all people and his family and community were most important to him. A founding member of the Louisa Industrial Development Authority Trustee and Deacon of Louisa Baptist Church a lifetime supporter of The Boy Scouts of America and recipient of the Silver Beaver award as well as a member of Louisa Lions Club and Lion of the Year in 2008.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa on Thursday March 19 2009. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday March 20 2009 at Louisa Baptist Church with Rev. Murphy Terry and Rev. Paige Green officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Louisa Baptist Church P.O. Box 552 Louisa VA 23093 or The Hospice of the Piedmont 2200 Old Ivy Road Suite 2 Charlottesville VA 22903.
Sandra,We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here for you if you should need us for anything.
Our thoughts are with you as we think about your loss. Keep in mind Capt. Allison is in his perfect body” now in heaven with his Lord! Amen! Love to you all Jimmy Maureen Alan Kali & Zachary”
Sarah, Jay, Sandra, and Mrs. Perkins,I was deeply sadden by the news of Mr. Perkins passing. I grew up with fond memories of your father, he was always so welcoming of me in his home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. May God`s peace and love be with you.Fondly,Stephanie Filer Garrison
SylviaI was shocked and saddened to learn of Allison`s passing. He was a great person and a good friend. We had some great times back in the 60`s when you were dating. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Mr. and Mrs. Klune and Shawn:We are deeply saddened at the lose of your father and grandfather. May God give you peace and strength through this time. Your Team,The Angels!
He will always be remembered by the family of Joseph S. Johnson
I am a better person for having worked with and known Allison. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
I will miss Allison tremendously…He was such a great man to listen to and he inspired me to be a better banker…Sylvia, please know I will always be here when you need me…..
Allison was just two months younger but was 2 years behind me in school as he hit the newly added 8th grade at LCHS. He was a nice person and you knew he would be successful. I saw him a few years ago at the flower shop. The years fly by for all of us and I extend my sympathy to his family. The community has lost a wonderful person.
I have waited too long for that perfect moment to tell Allison in person what a wonderful person he has been in my life. He coached me through times that when I needed his wisdom and support. I am so grateful to have known him, and wish I had moved quicker to see the family, who are my extended family, in reality. My heart is with you all, even without my being there at the moment. Hope to see you through the next couple of days. Love to the Family, Nora
If ever there were a model for bankers to emulate, Allison Perkins was the prime example. His personal touch was always present in any transaction he was involved with. Our family was privileged to know him at Gordonsville in the 60s. My parents, Roland & Jean, are gone now too, but our family often thought fondly of Mr. Perkins and his many kindnesses to us.
Jay, sorry to hear of your father`s passing. One of my early memories was him helping me cash a check at the bank when I was a cadet home on leave from the AF Academy. My wife and I are sending a memorial in his name to the Louisa Baptist Church. God bless on you and the rest of your family,PWN3
Sarah,I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your children. I remember how close you were to your Father when we were teenagers. Please find comfort in those memories and know that it is o.k. to laugh again…It continues to be amazing to me that you can actually continue on each day after a loss such as ours, but a very wise friend told me once that when life knocks you to your knees… your in a perfect position to pray.Many fond memories…My best to you all.Kindly,Valeria